With spring springing and Easter arriving, we seem to be seeing rabbits (or at least bunnies) everywhere these days... which made us realize that it was time for another RaBITnewsletter. Please see below for three updates on RaBIT’s growing campaign to make sure that 2018 is the pivotal turning point for voting reform in Toronto.
RaBIT’s Next Monthly Meetup
RaBIT’s monthly meetups have become 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, 9 April, 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]rabit.ca 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 coming meeting we’ll be working on improving our abilities to reach out to and support voters and candidates who want to advance ranked ballots during the election campaign. We’ll also continue our work designing the Ranked Ballots Pledge for candidates. We hope you can join us!
Ranked Ballots Roadshow Review
For those of you who weren’t able to make it to the Ranked Ballots Roadshow last month, we’re happy to report that the event was a great success. We had a great crowd and some truly inspirational speakers including:
- Jeanne Massey from FairVote Minnesota.
- Cynthia Terrell, the Executive Director of Representation 2020.
- Hema Vyes from Women Win Toronto.
- Chris Cowperthwaite from The Open Democracy Project.
- Dave Meslin from Unlock Democracy.
We got some very positive coverage in the news media and one of our newest supporters was so motivated by the evening that she decided to write a new blog post in which she explains how the evening convinced her that we can win change in the 2018 election.
We’ll be using our blog to feature more of our supporters’ experiences and perspectives as we get closer to the election. If you’re interested in sharing some of your ideas on the blog, please get in touch at [email protected]rabit.ca.
It’s RaBIT Season - Time for a RaBIT Mascot Contest
It's RaBIT season and we're looking for a mascot… so RaBIT is holding a MASCOT CONTEST. Send in your entries - via Twitter, Facebook, or email at [email protected]rabit.ca with RaBIT season as the subject line by May 4th.
Your entry should include a photo that RaBIT will be able to use in the future and a name for the mascot (for example Surfer RaBIT) to go on the ballot.
We'll post the entries online and then we'll have -- you guessed it -- a RANKED BALLOT ELECTION, where voters will be asked to rank the entries. We'll announce the winner on May 12, an evening that everyone should have circled on their calendars. Why? We’ll let you know shortly ;)
So, put your thinking caps (or bunny ears) on and get cracking. We can’t wait to see all mascot ideas flowing in.
The RaBIT Team