My name is Paige and I’m a 26-year-old queer woman and community organizer from Edmonton, Alberta.
I was born here on Treaty 6 territory, and was raised by a working-class family in Edmonton’s south side. I moved to the Edmonton Strathcona riding when I was 14 years old. In the decade since, I've worked as a newspaper writer and editor, volunteered at a sexual assault centre as an educator and support worker, and run a philosophy club in a provincial correctional centre.
Today, I’m a Library Assistant at the Strathcona Branch of the Edmonton Public Library, a community organizer with Climate Justice Edmonton, and a graduate student at the University of Alberta researching campus sexual violence.
I never saw myself as someone who’d run for office, but in recent months and years, I've been driven to take action on issues that impact not only my own life, but those of people living in my community and around the world. I want to see elected representatives who take bold action in the face of the environmental and social crises of this moment. I am tired of watching politicians ignore the greatest social and environmental crises of our time and I know I’m not the only one.
This is why I’m stepping up. I refuse to wait any longer for the bold leadership this moment requires.
But before I can run in the general election against the Liberal and Conservative candidates, I need to win the NDP nomination race on November 26, 2018. If you live in Edmonton Strathcona, you have an incredible opportunity to help make this happen. Learn more about how you can vote, volunteer, or donate.
We're building a movement in Edmonton Strathcona. Join us.