Call the Liberals on the Voting Reform Committee
Urgent news - We have learned that the committee studying voting reform needs to decide their final recommendation this week.
That means our window to influence this outcome is rapidly closing, and we need to reach the committee with a final message about the importance of making every vote count.
We know that the NDP and Greens support proportional representation, but we haven’t heard what the Liberals want to do yet. 89% of the expert witnesses to the committee who spoke on voting systems, and a majority of people at open mic sessions across the country spoke clearly in favour of proportional representation. Despite this, there’s still a big risk that they’ll give in to pressure from elites who favour the status quo. That’s why we need to remind them to listen to the evidence, and keep their promise to make every vote count.
Can you give one of the five Liberals on the committee a quick phone call and ask them to recommend a proportional representation system?Use the box to the right to make the call - we’ll connect you automatically to the Ottawa office of one of the five Liberals on the committee. If no one answers you can leave a voicemail.
Your call will only take a minute but it will make a huge difference. It's easy
- Read the key messages below.
- Enter your information to the right, and the Liberal you are going to be assigned to call will appear below.
- Your phone will ring, and we will then connect you directly to the MP's Ottawa office.
- Leave a message on the answering machine if you reach voicemail. If you speak to office staff, just ask leave a message. Make sure to tell them your name and where you live.
Here’s some information you could include in your message:
- I am calling because I know that the electoral reform committee is deliberating this week. I wanted to ask [MP Name] to listen to the expert testimony they received over the last few months. I want to ask them to keep their promise to make every vote count and recommend proportional representation.
 The Government’s only legitimate option is Proportional Representation (PR) (Fair Vote Canada): http://www.fairvote.ca/the-governments-only-legitimate-option-is-proportional-representation-pr/