Rolling back wages and laying off nurses and health care staff. Chasing doctors out of the province. Sending our kids and teachers back to school during a pandemic without adequate protections. Attacking public health care and public education. Gutting protections for workers and the environment. Imposing deep cuts to public services while giving billions to corporations.
The list of the UCP’s attacks on Albertans and the public interest is long … and growing daily. It’s time to say “enough is enough” and “this is NOT what we voted for”!
Sign up and tell the UCP that we’re united, and that we’re ready to stand up for our province.
By taking the “I’m ready" pledge, you’re saying that you’re ready to take part in province-wide protests that will include rallies and demonstrations, and which could include work stoppages, like general strikes.
Political scientists have concluded that peaceful protest movements that engage at least 3.5 percent of the population have NEVER failed to bring about change.
What this means for concerned Albertans is that we can make a difference by standing together and committing to engage in sustained provincewide protest action – protest action that could include work stoppages.
Take the “I’m ready” pledge and show Kenney that we’re serious!
Once enough Albertans have joined our movement, we’ll publicly demand that the government negotiate with us to address our concerns.
If the government doesn’t listen to our demands, we’ll begin a series of one-day provincewide protests that could include work stoppages.
Mass protest action will NOT begin until it can be done safely in the context of the pandemic. But we need people to sign up NOW so we’re ready to move quickly once the COVID crisis has passed.
You do NOT have to be a union member or even a worker to participate. This is about ALL Albertans standing up to defend our province from the UCP’s destructive agenda!
We’ll work with participating Albertans to develop a list of demands to present to the government. If you sign up, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in finalizing the list of demands. For the time being, our asks to the government will include the following:
Pledging support for the Stand Up to Kenney campaign is similar to casting a ballot during negotiations on a workplace contract – only on a much bigger scale.
Just like in workplace contract negotiations, strong support for a strike doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll go on strike – but it gives you leverage. The more people who sign up and pledge their support to “Stand Up to Kenney” campaign the harder it will be for Jason Kenney and the UCP to ignore us.