Tuesday, October 7, 2008

How Can I Get Involved?

The first thing that should be noted is that something like this will only happen by ordinary citizens taking charge. Politicians will not help to educate the public about something that shifts power away from them to voters; so it's really important that we all do what we can to spread the word about this opportunity for change. There are a number of ways that you can get involved:
  • Check out the stv.ca website. There you can learn more about BC-STV, volunteer to host meetings, assist with distributing information etc, or even make a donation to help out financially.

  • If you are on facebook, there is a Yes for BC-STV (I can’t link to the group page) group that you can join to keep informed on the things that we're doing to get the word out about the upcoming referendum.

  • Tell your friends and family about this. The biggest impediment to BC-STV passing was that people just didn't know about it. The more people that are informed the better.

Most importantly, get out and vote yes to BC-STV! This is the single most important thing that we all need to do. We were really close last time missing out by only 2%; every vote is going to be just as important the second time around.

1 comment:

Wayne Smith said...

There is also a federal election campaign underway, and this is a great time to educate people about the need for a new voting system.

What you can do:

Enter our contest at www.OrphanVoters.ca
(You could win cash prizes!)

Join Fair Vote Canada. You can do it online for ten bucks: www.FairVote.Ca

Sign up as a FVC election campaign volunteer.


Download our campaign flyer, print off some copies, post it up at work, hand it out to your friends and neighbours and at all-candidates' meetings.


Democracy is a do-it-yourself project!