We know that when Albertans learn the truth about Kenney and his UCP’s plan for our public health care, they’ll be on our side. Even when we are not in the midst of a pandemic, cutting the jobs of at least 750 nurses, rolling back wages, staff shortages and closed emergency rooms will put Albertans’ lives at risk.
That’s why one of the most important things we can do in this fight is get the word out there–and that’s where we need your help.
We need to make sure that everyone in this province knows the damage that Kenney’s cruel health care plan is going to do. One of the best ways we can do that is by getting our message out into newspapers across the province with the help of our supporters.
We need your help in writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about just what these cuts mean to you. Original letters with unique perspectives are more likely to be published. Once you’ve drafted your personal letter just click ‘send’ and it will be off to newspapers province-wide.
Here’s a list of talking points to guide you in writing your letter:
- The UCP’s mismanagement of healthcare is resulting in emergency rooms being closed and staff shortages – particularly in rural Alberta communities.
- Jason Kenney and Minister Shandro are still planning to cut 750 nursing jobs in Alberta, as well as thousands of other health care jobs.
- Nurses who are able to continue working face contract rollbacks that will result in harsher working conditions and a reduced ability to advocate for safe patient care.
- The province needs nurses not just now, in the middle of a global pandemic and an economic crisis, but always.
- Jeopardizing the health of Albertans is not the answer to our economic woes.
- Actions like these are steps towards an ‘Americanized’ health care system.
- It’s not too late to stop these cuts.
- Albertans deserve and demand better.
If you are a nurse or health care worker, please be mindful of your professional responsibilities to respect patient confidentiality in your letter.