REGINA: CUPE Local 21, City of Regina outside workers, are kicking off a campaign to raise awareness and involvement in Regina’s upcoming municipal elections.
The campaign that starts today will run until October 23, the date of municipal elections. CUPE 21 President Tim Anderson notes that the union is not telling anyone who to vote for.
“We’re not telling people how to vote. But we do want to provide the public with as much information as possible to spark interest and encourage debate in this election,” says Anderson.
The campaign includes a website, posters on buses and billboards to remind residents about the upcoming municipal election.
Anderson notes that elections are the time when incumbent politicians justify their voting record and discuss future directions.
“It’s a great opportunity to learn about and participate in the democratic process,” says Anderson. “With scarce resources, not all needs and wants can be met.”
- CUPE 21 invites the public to check out their website and participate in the online polls.
The Local’s plans include sponsoring an all-candidates debate.
As frontline providers of public services to Regina residents, CUPE 21 members recognize the importance of public services. Decisions made by municipal government have a big impact on the day-to-day lives of its citizens. “Elections provide a great opportunity for citizens to have their voices heard,” says Anderson.
CUPE 21 represents 1,250 outside municipal workers in Regina who keep roads safe, provide recreational services, upkeep and maintain arenas and rinks, collect garbage, take care of sewer and wastewater treatment, build and repair sidewalks, and maintain fire hydrants.
For more information contact:
President of CUPE Local 21
306-352-8282 or 306-527-5181