The job of an MLA is to represent the views and priorities of constituents in the Legislature. There are many ways to achieve this, I think the most important part is to maintain open lines of communication. We won’t always agree but we have to find ways to work past our differences. Partisanship can be divisive and challenging to overcome, but we can step back and work together.
That’s why I’ve been working on this Democracy in Action project. It’s an opportunity to come together, notwithstanding political affiliations, agreements, or disagreements. To bring ideas into a room and discuss them, not to defeat them but to find a few that can make a difference in our community.
I believe that together we can:
I think that we can spread the word about our ideas and find the most inspiring or achievable and make it happen. I encourage you to participate. Whether you’re a policy person or someone who cares about a cause. Together we can do this.
It starts with ideas. The ideas your bring with you and those we develop together as a community. Participation and engagement first.
Once we have great ideas on the table, we can collaborate to develop those ideas and strengthen them together.
Community is the winner when we all choose the ideas to put forward for a broader community vote.
Our process will develop several ideas and a community vote will determine which one makes it to the legislature to (hopefully!) become law.