Did you know that May 1st is the first day that candidates in the 2018 municipal election can file their nomination papers and start their campaign? That’s right, the 2018 campaign is about to get real. Please see below for 3 updates on how you can contribute to RaBIT’s mission to ensure that this campaign results in a city council that will vote to adopt ranked ballots for the 2022 election.
Sign and Share RaBIT’s Petition
One of the ways that RaBIT is working to show politicians how important ranked ballots are to voters is through our petition. By clearly demonstrating the growing numbers of people who support a switch to ranked ballots, this petition is a central part of our campaign to convince candidates in the 2018 municipal election that improving our democracy is a critical issue to Torontonians. To those of you who have already signed our petition, thank you! To those of you who haven’t, please do so by following this link.
Attend RaBIT’s Next Monthly Meetup
RaBIT’s monthly meetups are becoming a really popular and fun way for RaBIT supporters to get involved in our work. Can you contribute a couple of hours to help win change at City Hall?
When: Monday, 14 May, 6:20pm
Where: 439 University Ave (right by St Patrick Station on the east side of University Ave). We’ll be meeting in the lobby of the building at 6.20pm.
RSVP: Email [email protected] if you are interested in coming so we can send you more info about the projects we’ll be working on at the meetup.
At this upcoming meeting, we’ll be working on ways to spread the word about our Ranked Ballots Pledge. Additionally, we’ll continue working on strategies and resources for educating candidates and voters about ranked ballots during the campaign. We’ll also make a few videos about ranked ballots for our social media campaigns!
Follow RaBIT on Social Media - and Share Our Posts!
People often ask us how they can support RaBIT’s campaign. One of the easiest ways to help RaBIT is to follow us on social media and like and share our posts with your networks of family and friends. Recently, two volunteers have come forward to take charge of our social media strategy and have dramatically increased the number of our posts. We’ve also started working with some social media experts to increase their quality. (Check out some of our latest Facebook and Twitter posts to see what we mean.)
Even if you only follow us and like or share a post once in awhile, you’ll be helping to spread the word about ranked ballots and raise its profile during the election campaign - and that’s a really big help.