BREAKING NEWS: Referendum question just announced - take action!


BREAKING NEWS! A question for voters - and two things you can do now to make sure every vote counts!

Today the BC government announced the question that voters will be asked in the referendum on proportional representation:

1. Which should British Columbia use for elections to the Legislative Assembly? (Vote for only one.)

 The current First Past the Post voting system
 A proportional representation voting system

2. If British Columbia adopts a proportional representation voting system, which of the following voting systems do you prefer? (Vote for the voting systems you wish to support by ranking them in order of preference. You may choose to support one, two or all three of the systems.)

 Dual Member Proportional (DMP)

 Mixed Member Proportional (MMP)

 Rural-Urban PR

Game on!

We encourage you to read our press release responding to this important news here:

https://www.fairvote.ca/2018/05/30/fair-vote-canada-bc-applauds-referendum-recommendations/

TODAY is an important day to make our voices heard!

The mainstream media will be full of opponent columnists attacking the question and attempting to whip up cynicism and frighten voters into choosing the status quo. And the BC Liberals recently sent an email to their supporters inviting them to join local teams to campaign against proportional representation.

We can't let the opponents drown us out in the media - or muddy the waters with their innuendos and fear-mongering.

And we must step up our game on the ground.

Here's what you can do:

1) Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper in support of the referendum question and proportional representation.

SCROLL DOWN to the bottom of this email to find a list of newspaper emails addresses orclick here to find your paper.

We need a wave of voices from across BC in the next few days - citizens speaking to citizens - offering a positive view of the chance this referendum presents to improve democracy.

2) Join your local Fair Vote Canada BC team - or start one.

With just months before a vote, the more people step forward to help, the more voters we can reach in each community. You don't need to be a big group to make a big difference!

Fair Vote Canada BC is grassroots leadership. Teams do what their members feel is most important - such as having tables at local festivals, collecting signatures at the market, making presentations, canvassing, and finding various creative ways to reach out to local voters and collect signers on our Vote Pledge.

Check this list to contact the team in your area

or

Sign up here and we'll help you get started!

When Justin Trudeau disregarded the evidence and broke his campaign promise, so many Canadians were discouraged and angry.

Now you can lead the way in British Columbia - by campaigning to put the interests of ordinary PEOPLE ahead of the self-interested politicians and powerful lobbyists leading the NO side.

This is our chance for a fair voting system which will usher in a new era of cooperation between parties - to make better policy on issues you care about.

It's going to take a lot of hard work.

Together, we CAN and MUST build a campaign that is bigger, clearer, and more effective than any campaign for PR in Canada's history. We're already doing it, but we need your voice.

Please write a letter to the editor in support of the legislation and proportional representation, using the addresses below.

And join your local Fair Vote Canada BC team or start one.

This historic chance probably won't come again for another generation - let's seize it together!

Sincerely,

Anita Nickerson
Acting ED, Fair Vote Canada

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