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October 19, 2015

Vote Party and We Vote Actions!

Update on our VOTE PARTY and WE VOTE!

Today, October 19th many Canadians will be casting their vote. We wish everyone good luck! 

At the Hall we have done many things to help us with voting. We have learned we have be the best voter turnout when we use the "Vote Anywhere" approach. On October 8th, members of the Disability Action Hall held a Vote Party by special ballot ahead of the advanced polls. At least 10 Hall members voted.

We chose a mall because it was easy to get to, move around  and we could enjoy some food as a group in the food court. It was fun to go to a mall and go with everybody and chat about if people who knew they were going to vote for. Some people voted, some did not. To help people who were undecided we also participated in a "We Vote" action, which we will talk about a bit later. 

While the staff at the elections office were very helpful and despite our efforts to let them know we were coming a week in advance;  the people who were working were very confused about the role of the helper and they all did something different. 

It took 55 minutes to vote and its great so many people are voting and hope it keeps up. Overall it was a very good experience and it was fun to go as a group to support one another and make a day of it. 

 "When we all vote, everybody wins" 
-Ana Hopefener, Calgary Ability Network

"We Vote" October 17th, International Day to Eradicate Poverty

Not all Hall members were ready to vote on October 8th. Some people wanted to know more. On October 17th, we learned what the parties had to say about ending poverty. The event is called “We Vote” and was held at the Knox Presbyterian Church on October 17th from 10-1. People showed up and had discussions about affordable housing, truth and reconciliation. There was also a mock vote on poverty, an ID clinic and help to register to vote. More photos can also be seen on Poverty Talks facebook group here and visit Action Hall on Twitter to see what was said about affordable housing. 

Many people really liked the political parties spreadsheet. If you would like to know what the parties say about ending poverty, download this spreadsheet.   

Thanks to all the community organizers for an amazing event!   Good Luck Canada! 

Members of the Disability Action Hall
October 19th, 2015

October 15, 2015

You are invited to "We Vote" a vote party pop-up!

Members of the Hall and partners of Calgary Ability Network, Community Kitchen of Calgary, Poverty Talks and Enough for All -Vibrant Communities Calgary invite you to "We Vote" a pop up workshop on important issues to Canadians. 

The event is called "We Vote" and it takes place this Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Knox Presbyterian 3704 37 St SW
Calgary, AB T3E 3C3

From 10-1 pm.
Lunch Provided! 

To save a seat please use eventbrite if you can! 

If you cannot make it, but would like to learn about some of the political parties want to do about poverty - housing, income, child care, truth and reconciliation, please visit this link 

October 6, 2015

Alberta Government takes a step in the right direction for stopping the safety standard inspections

Members of the Action Hall wish to thank the Alberta Government today, Tuesday, October 6, 2015. 

The Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister halted the safety standard inspections until March 31, 2016 until the consultations are complete. This follows the recent announcement from Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir who announced community consultations will begin. It is a step in the right direction!!!! 

Thank you for stopping. Its time to talk! 
We got ideas! 

Here is the letter! 
Please take the time to thank the Ministers and Alberta Government for listening!