If You’ve Got $120 And 120 Hours To Spare…
Meet “The Victory Fund” – a stab at trying to get those small time donors the CPC have so effectively recruited with their “give us 20$ because the CBC is eeeevil” direct mail campaigns.
Here’s the pitch:
Stéphane Dion and the Liberal Party need your help and that of all our members to defeat Stephen Harper and build a strong Liberal Party.
Your contribution of as little as $10 per month – the equivalent of just $2.50 per month after your year-end tax rebate (that’s the price of a coffee and muffin!) – will make this happen.
$2.50 for a coffee and muffin? Maybe the Liberals are catering to the Tim Hortons, rather than the Starbucks, crowd!
“But what’s in it for me?” I’m sure you’re asking yourself.
Victory Fund supporters will be invited to participate in 120 hours (each year) of live online dialogues with senior members of the Liberal caucus and other key party figures. In addition, at the upcoming biennial convention, there will be a Victory Fund reception area, lounge and preferred seating.
Although the thought of someone wanting to chat on MSN with Garth Turner for 120 hours is a bit disturbing, I’m all about preferred seating so I’ll definitely be signing up, and I encourage other Liberals to as well.
As part of the plan, you need to pick a riding association to sponsor, and since I’ve been nomadic for the last few years, that poses a bit of dilemma. So here’s what I’ll do: e-mail me with the reason I should donate to their riding association - whoever sends in the best reason gets the donation for their riding: firstname.lastname@example.org