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It’s time to make some NOISE!! – Vote Arthritis BC!!

As most of you are no doubt aware, the next provincial general election in British Columbia will be held on May 9, 2017. Elections are an excellent opportunity to bring information, positions and ideas forward to candidates to seek their support should they win office. In short – it’s time for us to make some noise about arthritis in BC!
 
The BC & Yukon Division of The Arthritis Society wants to use this election period to bring forward the concerns of all of us who live with arthritis in BC, and your voice is important. This information, website and the links included within, are meant to inspire you and make it as easy as possible for you to raise and share your thoughts in several different ways.
 
Everyone has their own story to tell about living with arthritis and things that we think the government and health system could do to help make our lives easier. Now is your chance to tell your story and ask your questions when the candidates are willing to listen!

There are various ways to make your voice heard, and we have put together some resources to make it easy. 
 
Don’t have the information for your local candidates? No problem! We have compiled all the information for each candidate in every constituency. Click here to find the information you need for the candidates you want to be in touch with.  Additional parties are listed here.

Here are some easy ways to share your thoughts and make your voice heard:
 
Send an Email - Click here for some sample emails and how-to tips on creating one to send to your local political candidate
Use Social Media
Send a Letter in the Mail
Make a Telephone Call
Talk to Candidates
Attend Candidate's Rallies or Debates
Share this Information with Friends and Family
Register to Vote

The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division is reaching out to all the party leaders to ask them five important questions about arthritis and arthritis care so we can all learn where each party stands on our issues. You can see the questions here.  You can also check back here for their answers which we will post as soon as we receive them to help you make up your mind or to inspire questions to your local candidates.
 
We’d love to hear about the noise you make about arthritis in this election, the responses you get and your thoughts about those answers. Join the conversation or leave comments on this page. You can also reach out to us on social media through:

Twitter:  @arthritisbc - don't forget to use the hashtag #votearthritisBC
Facebook: facebook.com/TheArthritisSocietyBCandYukon
or send us an email at: cgadsby@arthritis.ca
 
Remember, the provincial election is May 9, 2017 – now is the time to make your voice heard!
 
Thanks for joining in and good luck!

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