How to get door knocked

The election is in full swing and over the coming weeks. MLA hopefuls and their volunteers will be knocking on your door, asking for your support on election day (that is, if they haven’t already).

A candidate on your doorstep provides a unique opportunity to engage one-on-one with your potential representative at the legislature. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable, but it’s important to take the time to have a thoughtful conversation about issues that concern you, your family and your community.

Still, questions and key points can be difficult to remember when you open your front door to a friendly stranger, asking for you to vote for them. To help keep poverty top of mind, we’ve developed a handy “Let’s Do This” cheat sheet.

Read it, print it and place it close to your front door, so when you hear someone at your doorstep, you’ll be ready.

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Email Ideas

Here are some ideas for personalizing your letter:
  1. Introduce yourself (who you are, what you do, how long you’ve lived in your riding etc.)
  2. Through their research, End Poverty Edmonton has identified six areas where Alberta needs to im-prove in order to address poverty. Choose one or more of these areas that resonate with you and tell your candidate why you believe it’s important.
    • Livable incomes
    • Affordable housing
    • Access to mental health services
    • Affordable, accessible transit
    • Eliminating racism
    • Affordable and quality childcare

    Feel free to build on these ideas or add some of your own.
     
  3. If you have ideas about how the provincial government could help tackle these issues, share those ideas with your candidates.