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AUPE Executive elections town halls Nov. 16 & 17

Convention delegates, alternates, and members at large have the opportunity to hear from Executive candidates for election at these town halls!

Nov 03, 2021

AUPE Executive elections town halls Nov. 16 & 17

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It’s an election year at AUPE’s Virtual Convention this December, where over a thousand delegates will cast their votes to elect our union’s eight-member executive. Those positions include:

•    President 
•    Executive Secretary-Treasurer  
•    Six Vice-Presidents 

AUPE’s Elections Committee is hosting Telephone Town Halls in November to help delegates, alternates, and members at large learn more about their candidates!

Candidate Town Halls Day 1
Tuesday, November 16
Session 1: Noon – 2:00 PM
Session 2: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
•    Sandra Azocar (Position – VP)
•    Bobby-Joe Borodey (Position – VP)
•    Bonnie Gostola (Position – VP)
•    Darren Graham (Position – VP)
•    Paulette Harrison (Position – VP)
•    Jason Heistad (Position – EST)
•    Jessica Philp (Position – VP)

Candidate Town Halls Day 2
Wednesday, November 17
Session 1: Noon – 2:00 PM
Session 2: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
•    Shamanthi Cooray (Position – VP)
•    Mike Dempsey (Position – VP)
•    Curtis Jackson (Position – VP)
•    Danielle Kiesman (Position – VP)
•    Brenda Lussier (Position – VP)
•    Kim Schreiner (Position – VP)
•    Susan Slade (Position – VP)
•    Guy Smith (Position – President)

Each candidate will be given three minutes for an opening statement. The rest of the town hall will be a Question-and-Answer session, where members on the line can ask their questions live.

How to join the Candidate Telephone Town Halls

Convention delegates and alternates are automatically registered and will receive a phone call a few days beforehand to remind you of the town halls.

You will receive a phone call just before each event starts. Answer this call and stay on the line to participate in the town hall.

AUPE members who are not delegates or alternates can also participate. If you are not a delegate or alternate but would like to attend, you can register by visiting this website and clicking “Let’s Talk”  on each event you want to attend. You will receive a call for each event. The deadline to register is Monday, November 15.

You can register for as many town halls as you like, which is a good idea if you’re worried about something coming up and missing your chance to attend. Remember that only delegates will be able to vote for candidates at Convention.

Each town hall will also be live-streamed on the AUPE Facebook page  so everyone has a chance to listen.

If you are a delegate or alternate, be sure to consult with your fellow AUPE members so you know the issues that matter when you have a chance to ask your questions!

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