New Brunswick Election 2020: Speak up for health and older adult care!

September 03, 2020
Speak up on older adult care.
Join us in making sure health care and older adult care are top priorities in the 2020 New Brunswick election!

On August 17, 2020, a general election was called in New Brunswick and will take place on September 14, 2020. With this quick election, Federal Retirees is focusing our efforts to make the biggest impact – and that means getting our members involved in sharing our message!

Send a letter to the editor now.

We need your help to get the word out on the issues that are important to older adults and New Brunswickers generally, especially as it relates to health care and older adult care. So, we’ve prepared a few tools to help you do just that.

Health and older adult care brief

The first tool is a short document outlining Federal Retirees’ key priorities for health and older adult care in New Brunswick.The document also lists some questions you can ask candidates about health and older adult care.

Access the New Brunswick election 2020 health and older adult care issues brief.

Member insights on health and older adult care brief

The second tool is a brief that provides a summary of member views on health and older adult care, gathered through the New Brunswick health-care survey we conducted earlier this year as well as the national long-term care, home care and caregiving survey we completed in early August. This brief can be shared with candidates as part of your outreach to them or after speaking with them.

Access the member insights on health and older adult care brief.

Letter to the editor

The third tool is a letter to the editor, which you can find at the end of this post. Chances are you have a good understanding of local media outlets in your city or town – the papers and websites that are most popular or most likely to publish letters to the editor. These letters are a great way to highlight our concerns with the public and generate discussions about important election issues.

The letter below is customizable, so you can make additions of your own (keeping it respectful, factual and concise). You can also copy the text, paste it into a document on your computer, print it and send it to your local newspaper editors.

Even with a short election cycle, we can have an impact by working together to get the word out on these important issues!