By Mabell, Dave on July 16, 2019.
Two contenders are seeking the federal New Democratic Party’s nomination today in Lethbridge.
Shandi Bleiken and Sheldon Krul will outline their goals before party members decide who will contest the Lethbridge riding in the national election this October.
The meeting, open to all interested, is set for 7:30 p.m. in the downtown library’s Theatre Gallery.
Bleiken describes herself as a “community activist in Lethbridge.” She’s a former president of OUTreach Southern Alberta, she’s one of the leading voices behind #QueerKidsYQL, and a loud voice for immigration reform. She also believes in universal health-care coverage, and plans to fight climate change and economic disparity.
Krul says he’s seeking the nomination “because I believe in the vision of the federal NDP, especially with climate change which is something that I believe we should all be concerned about.” As someone who has grown up in Lethbridge, he says “I wish to be able to represent both Lethbridge and the NDP in the upcoming federal election.”
Voting will be open to everyone who’s been a paid member for at least 30 days. Registration will open at 7 p.m.