I hope you’ve all been keeping safe amidst Covid. I’m so proud of everyone keeping our community safe. Please keep washing your hands well, socially distance when you are able, and please wear a mask over your mouth and nose indoors with people that aren’t in your bubble.
Well, we have some work to do in District 15, and now it’s your time to take part in our next four years! Your role in all of this is to make your voice heard. No matter how you do it, please vote. You can still vote online or by phone until October 14th if you got a voter card in the mail, and election day is October 17th! If you need help finding your polling station, just reach out, we are happy to help!
In our community, we have homelessness and food insecurity, which absolutely ties into our need to address affordable AND accessible housing, and a living wage. Thank goodness for the initiatives and people behind them in this community, like the amazing volunteers of Freedom Kitchen, Square Roots, the Warming Center! We have these people on the ground helping people now in Lower Sackville so it is my aim to get them more support so they can continue doing their good work and create time to connect them to each other. Afterall, the people with boots on the ground doing the work know best where they need support to do the most good. I encourage all of our community members of District 15 to get connected to these volunteer organizations as you’re able, and see how you can offer help. This is especially important as the colder months are upon us. I will do my very best to advocate to the government that support ought to increase for these initiatives, no matter what happens October 17th.
You know, Sackville has 21,379 residents and counting, and we deserve the proper and appropriate help to see our community thrive. We have a great need for more dependable and accessible transit and pedestrian routes. Our community members deserve safe streets and walkways. I have talked to so many people worried about their children and grandchildren’s safety from speeding cars through residential side streets. We need to do better. People ought to feel safe traveling around in their own neighborhoods. We also have small businesses falling through the cracks of support programs that don’t reach far enough. We need to fix this. No entrepreneur should be left behind or left out of these extremely beneficial supports in their first years. Our government should be proactive in reaching out and finding ways to help these businesses succeed. We have youth and seniors alike in need, we have green spaces to protect, we have disabled members of our community that deserve proper accessibility to all our common spaces…this work needs seeing to.
So, now is the time to vote.
Right now, and until the 14th, you can vote so easily online or by phone. If you got your voter card in the mail, the instructions are inside with your passcode. If you need any help at all, my team and I are here for you.
We can do this!
Stay safe out there,