This is a great email from Amara at 350.org and resource for people looking to elect climate champions. It’s not about one party or another, just which candidates have stated publicly that they will support the Green New Deal.
It also shares how to vote, where the polling stations area, and other important details. Duncan
Election time is hectic — and I won’t lie, it has been a while since I’ve had quality time with my partner. That’s why I’m really looking forward to Sunday. Tony and I are having dinner at our favourite mac and cheese place down the street. But before our date on Sunday night, we are going to walk to the polls and vote together.
So, what’s your vote plan?
We have 10 days left to elect a government full of Green New Deal champions who will take risks, organize fellow Members of Parliament, and work across party lines to tackle the climate emergency.
Advance voting starts today! From Friday, October 11 to Monday, October 14, you can vote from 9am to 9pm. Find your nearest polling station here. (this link works for all polling stations, just advanced polling stations.)
You can vote if:
- you are a Canadian citizen
- you are at least 18 years old on election day
To vote, you need to prove your identity and address:
Show one piece of government-issued ID with your photo, name and current address. For example, your driver’s licence
✉️ OR Show two pieces of ID. Both pieces must have your name, and one must have your current address. For example, a bank statement, a piece of mail or a voter information card.
✔️ OR If you don’t have ID, you can still vote if you declare your identity and address in writing and have someone who knows you and who is assigned to your polling station vouch for you. The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address. A person can vouch for only one person (except in long-term care institutions).
Make a voting plan:
️ Check out our analysis of the major party platforms and how they stack up against the pillars of a Green New Deal.
Find out if there’s a Green New Deal champion in your riding, using the fancy tool we’ve set up.
Decide in advance what time you’re going to vote and how you plan on getting there.
️ Grab your ID, and get out and vote!
After you’ve voted, take a selfie and share the photo or video using the hashtags #OurTime2019 and #elxn43. Make sure to tag @350Canada so we can re-share your photo! People are more likely to vote if they know others are voting too, and we need to turn out in historic numbers if we’re going to elect Green New Deal champions.
10 more days,
PS — If you’ve already voted, that’s great – why not forward this email to a friend (or three) to encourage them to vote too? And check out our organizing toolkit, which includes tips for having one-on-one conversations about why this federal election is absolutely critical for tackling the climate emergency.