Back in May
, I posted about the Liberal Party's Victory Fund
and invited readers to suggest what riding I should donate to. Danielle Takacs
wrote up a post in support of Brant
, Saskatoon-Humboldt sent me a top ten list, and I got compelling e-mails in support of Saskatoon-Wanuskewin, Fredericton, Burlington and a host of others.
So when I noticed the Skyline BBQ for Victory Fund members
coming up on Centre Island in Toronto next week, I figured it was time to stop dithering and just make a choice. With the Democrats competitive in states like Virginia, Montana, and Indiana (and Texas
?), it seems obvious to me that Dean's 50 state strategy is paying dividends
. In Canada, the Conservatives won in 1984 and 2006 when they realized they couldn't write off 75 seats in Quebec every election. Yet, the Liberals gladly write off that many in Western Canada, a region whose political importance keeps growing.
So, between that, and the fact that it's the friggin' Calgary Grit blog, I felt I should pick a Calgary riding. And, as luck would have it, the riding that received the most votes for my donation just happened to be Calgary West. The 5$ a month is a small price to pay for the satisfaction in knowing you're doing something to help defeat Rob Anders so that's where half my direct deposit will be going.
Labels: Fundraising, Victory Fund