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CUPE members will be working until the polls close this Monday to bring out the vote for public services.

CUPE has made its presence felt this election by spurring discussion, debate and protest, as well as by volunteering on local campaigns.

Members, staff and leadership have worked phone banks, organized or participated in all-candidates meetings, hustled votes and hassled Harper and Martin. Theyve also produced and circulated fact sheets and flyers, and worked with allies to make sure the issues important to all Canadians get the attention they deserve.

From public meetings on P3 piracy in Charlottetown to Chinese-language articles and press releases in Vancouver and Toronto, to a big push in support of local campaigns in BC and across the country, CUPE has played a central role in getting public services on the election agenda.

CUPE members and staff are also running as candidates. Congrats are due to the following for their hard work, dedication and commitment: CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan, running in Oshawa; Frano0069s Pilon, Vice-President of CUPE Local 4545, running in Honor-004dercier; Rui Pires, CUPE Local 2289, in Davenport; Terry Albright, CUPE Local 813, in Saint John; David Laird, CUPE Local 2316, running in Burlington; Keith Purdy, former CUPE Local 8 President, Calgary South Centre; Rodolphe Martin, CUPE Representative in the Edmundston Office, Madawaska-Restigouche; and Ric Dagenais, National Research staff, running in Ottawa-Vanier.

National President Paul Moist has lent his support to campaigns in Winnipeg and National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Gnreux joined NDP Leader Jack Layton and local candidate Andr 0046rappier, leafleting outside Montreal subway stations on June 24 to highlight the need for more federal support for public transit and healthier cities, part of CUPEs ongoing commitment to rebuilding strong communities.

With this and countless other efforts, CUPE is making a difference this election. On June 28, lets vote for public services!