Calgary Centre notwithstanding, it’s a good time to be a Grit. I truly feel that all the signs that are pointing toward a revitalization of the Liberal brand (and values), both nationally and here in Ontario. Sometimes, though, change starts right in your own backyard. Mine, for example.
For those of you lucky enough to live in Beaches-East York (which runs from from the Lakeshore North to Sunrise, Coxwell to Victoria Park), you have a super-duper opportunity to start the building process right now.
The Beaches-East York federal Grit riding association is having their annual general meeting on Sunday December 9th. The AGM is where the riding executive is voted in, and it sets the tone and direction for the year ahead. Linkage here.
This year, there are a bunch of skilled, energized federal Liberals who are super engaged, super motivated, and totally ready to start rebuilding. They can turn things around, and all they need is, well, your vote.
So, if you’re a member of the riding, get out to the AGM and VOTE.
If you’re a former member in the riding who has been waiting for the chance to help rebuild the Liberal brand, and win back Beaches-East York, you can renew your membership by November 30 and then get to the meeting and vote. Linkage here.
If you live in the riding and are a Liberal voter, or a Liberal supporter, or an Ontario Liberal, or someone who has never been involved in politics, you can join up by November 30 and then get to the meeting and participate, too.
Once you’ve gotten your membership in order, speak to your family, your friends, your kids (14 and over) – anyone who is, was, or should be a Liberal in BEY, and is ready to see the building begin. Help them sign up. Linkage here.
It’s very cool to see this happening, organically and on its own, in my own riding. It frankly gives me hope for ridings across the country with similar challenges. This is where it starts.
Sunday, Dec. 9th. 2pm. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd. (just south of Danforth). Join, listen, ask questions. Stand for election. Mostly, VOTE. Linkage here.
And, if you have questions, send these folks an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.