On October 18th, Calgarians go to the polls. For some of you, elections have made you feel as though your voice and your vote don’t matter. There is so much that hangs in the balance, that your voice and your vote matter greatly.

The candidates who are elected and the initiatives they approve and reject will impact our communities for years to come. 
So often the decisions made by politicians don’t benefit or reflect the voice and the will of the people in the neighborhoods they serve. We have to change that!

I have spent 15 years of my life trying to educate myself and others on how to make changes that impact their own lives and the world around them and I have learned that we have tremendous power, if we vote together.

Treat October the 18th as if it’s the most important day of your life! Join the thousands of people in your own community who will join together to vote for what and who they believe in.

Choose to be a part of a larger group of people who want to see the same changes you do. Choose to support affordable housing, revitalization and social programs!

Great things in our city have happened when people have come together, organized, and took direct action. It is this right that sustains and nurtures our democracy today. It's time to come together, to organize your friends, your family, and your neighbors to take the direct action of voting.

Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change our community. This is even more true during an election season when we can exercise our right to have a direct say in what happens and who decides. I know it feels like change is slow and hard to come by, but I’m here to tell you that IT’S TIME, but only if you vote!