Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I'm Running to be #LPC Riding President for Pickering-Uxbridge - I'd Like Your Support

The founding of the Pickering-Uxbridge Federal Liberal Riding Association is January 16th, 7:30 pm, at the East Shore Community Centre. As members of the Liberal Party know, it's crucial to set a strong footing for the founding of any riding association.

To build toward a Liberal victory during the next election, we must lay the groundwork for a strong Liberal presence in Pickering-Uxbridge.

I've put my name forward to run as President to lead that effort.

As a member of the executive with the Ajax-Pickering Federal Liberal Association, I learned firsthand the importance of visibility and activism for an unheld riding.

I reached out to the community and developed policy to Protect the Pickering Lands and worked to make it a Central Region priority. I managed the social media presences for the federal association, and currently do so for the provincial Liberal association. As a blogger, I was accredited by the Liberal Party to cover Liberal conventions.

It's these skills and experiences I bring to running this new association; an association we need to be Ready, Open, Active and Representative.

As President:

  • I will ensure the riding association will be ready to support whomever the nominated candidate is and will work to lay the foundation to make the nominated candidate successful in their election campaign
  • All meetings of the riding association will be open to the public. The Liberal Party is member, volunteer and supporter-driven. It’s strengthened by inclusion and openness. Meetings, workshops, and events will be open and accessible to all who wish to contribute.
  • The Pickering-Uxbridge Federal Liberal Association will be active, visible, and volunteer-driven. Residents and local community groups will develop evidence-based policy driving to fulfill the Liberal Party's vision of a progressive and inclusive Canada. 
  • I will work to ensure the issues and concerns of all the residents of Pickering-Uxbridge - north and south of Taunton Road - will be the represented by the new riding association.

This is a critical time in the renewal of our party and your voice is needed.

If you're a member of the riding, I look forward to meeting you tomorrow night.

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