Nomination Contest Results - November 26
Congrats to both Heather McPherson and Paige Gorsak and their teams on running fantastic campaigns in our nomination contest. Our members voted on Nov. 26 and chose Heather McPherson as our candidate for the 2019 federal election! Congratulations Heather!


Nomination Meeting - November 26 

Notices were sent by email or mail to eligible members in early November. If you did not receive your notice and want to check on the status of your membership, please email us.
We are expecting a capacity crowd at the meeting and will only be able to accommodate Strathcona NDP members at it. After registering, voting members will need to show their ballot to get into the speeches / balloting area.

Meeting schedule:
5:30 – 7:15 pm: voter registration
6:45 pm: candidate speeches
7:30 pm: voting
Results announcement to follow.
You will need to show ID at registration.

Contestants approved for the nomination are Paige Gorsak and Heather McPherson.


Drop-in Open House
Meet the contestants ahead of the nomination meeting and find out why they want to be your NDP candidate in the next federal election. Come with your questions! Mingle with other New Democrats over refreshments.
Sunday, November 18, 3–5 pm, Strathcona Community Hall, 10139 87 Ave [Map}
[See this event on Facebook]


Help us build for 2019
The next federal election is expected to be called for the autumn of 2019!  Please make a donation and consider becoming a monthly donor. Monthly, sustaining donors provide much-needed stability for our ongoing work and allow us to focus our time and energy on outreach and membership development rather than on fundraising. You can donate online with Visa, Mastercard or Interac.
If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make it payable to Edmonton Strathcona Federal NDP and mail to: 8408 117 St NW, Edmonton AB T6G1R4. Thank you for your support!


Doorknocking
We hit the doors in Edmonton Strathcona several times a month! Currently we are promoting the NDP's campaign to bring in Universal pharmacare in Canada. Canada remains the only major country that offers universal health care without a national drug plan and we need to change this. (Watch Linda's excellent speech here.)  Contact us at strathcona@edmontonstrathcona.ca if you'd like to join us when we go doorknocking. If you haven't doorknocked before, don't worry -- we'll provide a script and training, and you'll be paired with an experienced canvasser.
Donation Limits and Tax Credit Information
Donate today! In 2018, you can give up to $1,575 to riding associations (EDAs), local federal campaigns or nomination races combined.You can also give up to $1,575 in 2018 to Canada’s NDP. All Canadians with taxable income receive generous tax credits when they donate to Canada’s NDP. For example, a donation of $500 costs you just $150.
You get back:
•75% for the first $400 you donate.
•50% for the next $350 you donate.
•33 1/3% of the rest
up to a total tax credit of $650.

Join the NDP 
Alberta residents who join the NDP become a member of both the federal and Alberta NDP. You can join online or contact us at strathcona@edmontonstrathcona.ca, and we'll mail or drop off a form. An NDP membership costs as a little as $10. 

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Jagmeet Singh was elected as the new leader of the NDP on October 1. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and read his bio on the NDP website.
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Annual General Meeting

Thanks to everyone who came out to our April 4 Annual General Meeting and to all the fantastic volunteers who signed up to be on the riding executive!

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