Our week of action is here!
And what we are asking from you is really, really simple: tell everyone you know about MMP!
From October 1-7, 2007, we are asking Ontarians from across the province to take a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days to canvass their communities and let their neighbours, colleagues, friends and family know about MMP and why it will change our electoral system for the better.
The most effective way is to go places you're familiar with - your local mall, workplace, neighborhood, and hand out our postcards and brochures. We are asking people to spend a couple of hours between now and the election talking to people on the street about MMP - why you support it, and why you feel it is important for Ontarians to choose MMP on October 10th.
Also, have you thought about hosting an event in your community promoting MMP - we have a tool kit outlining how to throw a pink tea for MMP (in honour of the Famous Five!), or any other type of event that you are comfortable with.
And if you have just 10 minutes to spare, forward the following email to all the people in your address book, urging them to vote for MMP.
If you are interested in canvassing (and I hope you are!) you can either download brochures off our site to pass out, or send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mail you some resources to hand out to neighbors and leave in community centres
Canvass where ever you can - at local bus stops, shopping centres, rec centres, door-to-door, at your workplace, or even a busy street corner. Remember, we need 60% of Ontarians, in 60% of the ridings to vote for MMP if the referendum is going to pass on October 10th. We need each and every one of you to tell each and every one of your friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members. Click here for some tips on canvassing.
We are launching the week with our Pink Tea for MMP at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto. Click here for more info. Everyone is welcome!
On October 2nd, Alan Cairns, one of the most well-known Canadian political scientists and author of one of the most devastating critiques of first-past-the-post, published in 1968, will be Peter Woolstencroft (opposed to MMP) and Brian Tanguay (in favour of MMP) will be debating following the All Candidates Meeting. This event is open to the public. The debate will be at 4:00pm, held at Laurelwood Village, 605 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo.
Also on October 2nd, beginning at 7:00pm, at Innis Town Hall, at the corner of St. George and Sussex, one block north of Harbord there will be a debate on MMP. Ed Broadbent, former national leader of the NDP, will be there for the pro-MMP side; Charles Harnick, former attorney general of Ontario, will represent the anti-MMP side.
On October 1st, Referendum Ontario is hosting a Presentation and Discussion @ the Ralph Thornton Centre located at 765 Queen St E (at Broadview) starting at 7pm.
October 4th, we invite you all to join us on the lawn of Queen's Park at 10:00am for an event that will capture the attention of the province!
Also on October 4th, Linda Silver Dranoff, Equal Voice Member, will be participating in the Couchiching Round Table on :"What's your vote Worth?" Electoral Reform, Ontario and October 10th. For more info visit www.couch.ca