2023 Platform Priorities Update April 5-April 12

2023 Platform Priorities Update April 5-April 12

Our 2023 Election Priorities 

Over 100 of you have already sent a letter to party leaders asking them to make nonprofits a core part of their election platforms! We are happy to see strong support for the 5 priorities: Appropriate Funding, A Workforce Strategy, Better Data Collection, A Door to Government, and An Empowered Sector and let’s keep that momentum going!  

Election Advocacy 

On April 24, join The Nonprofit Vote as Hon. Rachel Notley delivers a keynote address on her vision for Alberta’s nonprofits.  

The Nonprofit Vote is a nonpartisan collaborative home for shared advocacy in support of Alberta’s nonprofit sector. We have invited the leaders of the Alberta UCP and Alberta NDP to present their vision for our sector. We are pleased to feature Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley on April 24 and look forward to confirming an event with UCP leader and Premier Danielle Smith in the future.   

Tickets available at this link.   

Support the Priorities and Share  

Nonprofits employ nearly 300,000 Albertans and together contribute $5.5 billion to the economy every year.  They provide food and basic needs, settlement and senior supports, sports and recreation, arts and culture, entrepreneurship, environmental health – and more.  

The Nonprofit Vote partners are calling on provincial parties to prioritize nonprofit sector employees, the 4.4 million Albertans who benefit from their work. We’ve launched 5 priorities that political parties must include in their platforms to ensure essential nonprofit services are there for Albertans when they need them. 

You can help by joining the call and spreading the word!  

  1. Go to https://www.thenonprofitvote.ca/platform_priorities and send a letter with one click to the party leaders asking them to include the 5 priorities (Appropriate Funding, A Workforce Strategy, Better Data Collection, A Door to Government, and An Empowered Sector) for the nonprofit sector in their election platforms. Then send that link to everyone you know who supports nonprofits and ask them to do the same!  
  2. Share this campaign on social media! Here’s some content that can get you started:  

The @nonprofitvote’s 4th Platform Priority is: A Door to Government. In response to the crisis among #abnonprofits, they're asking for a commitment to explore renewed partnership with the #GOA, including a dedicated space in government to share challenges, successes & opportunities. Find out more: www.calgarycvo.org  

In a survey by @calgarycvo, 70% of respondents wanted a “home” within the provincial government to better address the sector’s needs. Call on your party leaders to support this and other #abnonprofit priorities at the link below. www.thenonprofitvote.ca/platform_priorities 

Be sure to follow us on twitter (@calgarycvo, @nonprofitvote) and instagram (@thenonprofitvote).                     

Election Resources  

Excited to vote, but need more information? The Disability Action hall has put together this great plain language summary of provincial party positions on key issues.  

To find your candidates, check out Livewire’s handy map and table of candidates in Calgary ridings or Dave Cournoyer’s list of candidates province-wideElections Alberta can help you find your riding and gather what you’ll need to vote. 

Send us Election Advocacy Efforts to Share 

The election season is just getting underway and we’d love to promote the advocacy efforts of your nonprofit. Send them our way so we can share here and on our socials!

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