Help Us Make History in BC




Dear FVC Supporter,

It’s do or die over the next two months and Fair Vote Canada needs all hands on deck to win the referendum on proportional representation.

If ever you wanted to help our movement with a few hours of your time or some of your hard-earned money, this is the time!

The upcoming referendum provides a once in a lifetime opportunity and represents our best chance so far of bringing electoral reform to our country. It’s a mail-in ballot and citizens will have from Oct. 22 to Nov. 30 to vote.

Our chances of winning this referendum are good thanks to support by both the NDP and the Green Party, a fair ballot question and a readiness for change on the part of the electorate. However, referendums are hard to win due to the built-in status quo bias, and the fearmongering and misinformation tactics of opponents. We predict the vote will be close.

Fair Vote Canada does not have the resources to reach everyone in a large province like BC but we CAN make a difference—and that difference could be what wins the referendum.

We've been running a strong media campaign, including op eds, letters and earned media through events. We have printed and are distributing over 130,000 flyers at info tables and door-to-door.

With more donations and volunteers, we could double that.

We've had face-to-face quality conversations with thousands of British Columbians, and the potential for growth is huge over the next two months.

If two million people actually vote and a 2% swing could make the difference, the number of people that we would need to influence could be as low as 40,000.

With your help, we hope to reach several times that number.

Supporters outside of BC will be receiving a different version of this email. Supporters outside of BC can donate for non-advertising expenses, volunteer remotely for phone banking and texting, or travel to BC to help.

We’ll be reaching out to you separately as a BC supporter with specific requests, but here is an overview of what you can do to help.

Don’t wait. The window for action is short.

Donate

FVC supporters who are BC residents can contribute by volunteering and donating. The cap for “advertising donations” is a maximum of $1200 per individual, but we also have many non-advertising expenses for which donations are not restricted. Please contribute generously using the Donate button on our regular website or FVC BC website.

Contributions for flyers, Facebook ads and signs are sorely needed to ramp up our campaign!

Get Engaged and Get Others to Engage!

FVC has 26 chapters or action teams in BC, as listed on the contacts page of our BC website. We already have 20,000 identified supporters in BC. If each of those supporters were to reach out to 10 or more people they know (friends, relatives, neighbors or co-workers) to invite them to sign our BC vote pledge or otherwise get engaged, we could reach 200,000 voters that way and be well on our way to winning the referendum.


Canvassing, texting and phone banking

Volunteers are needed for canvassing, texting and phone banking. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or one of the BC chapter leaders to get involved.

Collecting Pledges

Pledge sheets can be filled out online here. It is also possible to collect pledges by hand, using this special form. Further instructions on how to use this form can be found here. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or one of our BC chapter leaders for further support.

Flyers and signs

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or your local team for flyers to distribute to people you know. Some teams are also going to be doing lawn signs, so check with your local team if you want one!


Join the Writers Group

Our BC writers group is one of our most successful initiatives. We already have over 140 highly engaged writers in this group. Sign up and receive a media log each day with information on how you can help get the word out through the media. Click here to join.

It’s now or never!

This is our time, everyone. Our opponents are using fear mongering and misinformation, but we have a lot of people power on our side. We need to fight back in large numbers.

Please sign up and get engaged now in whatever way you can. If you can sign up 10 people, please start with that. If you are really busy and can’t afford to give of your time, please donate.

We have to win this for our sake and the sake of our children and grandchildren.

We need to make our mark over the next two months and make our mark. Let’s change the history of this province and get the ball rolling for all of Canada!

Sincerely,

Réal Lavergne
President, Fair Vote Canada

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