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Saturday, February 17, 2007

What YOU can do to fight for electoral reform

If you're a Canadian who supports electoral reform (and no matter what your party affiliation is, you should be), there are things that you can do about it TODAY. Robert from MyBlahg already has some good ideas. Here they are again, along with some others:

1. Blogburst! Write a post about electoral reform and why you support it. I'm having my own mini-blogburst today, but how about joining me? Be sure to link to your post in the comments here, so that people who read this post will read yours as well.

2. Spread the word within your party. Email someone from the party that you support and tell them why electoral reform would be good for your party. Because it would.

3. Spread the word beyond your party. Email a non-partisan Canadian and tell them why electoral reform would be good for all Canadians. Because it would.

4. Write a letter to your MP. Tell him or her both why you support electoral reform, and why he or she should, too. You can find the address here. And remember, a letter to an MP address in Ottawa is free--no stamp required.

5. Sign Catherine Bell's petition, and encourage others to do so, too. Because you don't have to be a New Democrat to support her motion.

6. Join Fair Vote Canada, a non-partisan and multipartisan citizens' coalition for electoral reform. It's only ten bucks--that's less than a movie ticket, these days.

7. Write a letter to your local newspaper and tell them why all Canadians should support electoral reform. You don't have to write a lot--they're more likely to print it if it's short and to the point.

8. If you live in Ontario, contact the official Ontario Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform and ask what you can do to support their cross-province, multipartisan efforts to find out what citizens think and design a possible new system that truly works for the province.

Oh, and for the things that require writing, I give everyone explicit permission to crib from my old posts--with or without credit.


The JF said...

My contribution.

Idealistic Pragmatist said...


Hey, what a great idea! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I have linked Catherine Bell's petition to my blog.