With Labour Day now in the rearview mirror, the intensity of Toronto’s election campaign is being dialed up. Thankfully, RaBIT has been hard at work for the past few months getting ready to make the adoption of ranked ballots a critical issue for voters during the home stretch of this campaign.
Check out the information below to find out more about 3 events that RaBIT is holding in the next few weeks and to learn how you can contribute to RaBIT’s work at this critical time.
3 Upcoming RaBIT Events
As we mentioned in our last newsletter, RaBIT is holding 3 events in the next few weeks. We’d love it if you were able to join us at 1, 2 or even all 3 of these events:
- RaBIT is holding a pub night on Tuesday, 11 September from 7:30-9.30pm. The event is going to be at The Black Horse Pub (928 Bloor St W) in Davenport, home to one of the critical races in this year’s city council election. Please check out the details and RSVP at the event page.
- RaBIT will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on 17 September at Metro Hall (55 John St)starting at 7:00pm in Room 310. At the meeting, we’ll provide a general update on RaBIT’s work, discuss Toronto’s election campaign so far and highlight opportunities for supporters to get involved. For more details and to RSVP, please visit the event page.
- This year, we’re holding RaBIT’s annual fundraiser on 1 October. The event - which will celebrate those candidates who take RaBIT’s Candidate Pledge and which we’re calling Champions of Democracy - will run from 6:30-9:00pm and will take place in the CSI Regent Park Lounge (585 Dundas St E). For more information about the evening’s fun-filled program, guest speakers, and how to get tickets, visit this event page.
Sign and Share RaBIT’s Petition
When RaBIT successfully convinced the provincial government to change Ontario’s election laws and allow municipalities to use ranked ballots for their elections, one of the most effective tools we had was a petition calling on them to do so. This petition eventually attracted almost 9,000 signatures.
We’re trying to repeat that success with our current campaign. We want to show our representatives that Torontonians are not satisfied and want their city to take steps towards improved democracy. By clearly demonstrating the growing number of people who support ranked ballots, our new petition is a central part of our strategy to win voting reform in Toronto. If you have not done so already, please sign our petition now.
To those of you who have already signed the petition, never fear, you can still help! Why notspread the word on social media by tweeting about the petition or posting about it on Facebook using these sample posts? Or, please ask your family, friends, neighbours and coworkers to sign. Every signature really does help.
That’s it for now, but we’ll be back in touch soon with more news and information about our campaign. Hopefully, we’ll also see lots of you at our upcoming events.