NDP hosts PR in the Back Yard — 12 August 2016

in the
Back Yard

Learn, Discuss & Debate
Proportional Representation

Special Guest Catherine Fife MPP NDP
Fair Vote / Leadnow outreach to the local NDP
August 12, Friday at 7:00pm
184 Forsyth Drive, Waterloo

A friendly discussion in Don Fraser’s Backyard
All are welcome
Discussion Circles

Snacks will be provided

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PR in the Back Yard

#ERRE social event in Waterloo

#ERRE Deck Party

Fairvote Waterloo Discussion Night morphed into an ERRE event

The Fair Vote potluck dinner discussion night was envisioned as a purely social event, but the reality is that an informal discussion on the electoral reform Parliamentary Consultation process currently underway arose.  The new attendees had lots of questions and information about various voting systems were discussed.  A lively discussion about the week’s ERRE Special Committee on Electoral Reform meetings in Ottawa that had been broadcast live by CPAC (on local cable station, Parlvu and still available to watch on CPAC) in which #ERRE #Q questions posed on Twitter posed by Waterloo Region residents including Jennifer Ross, Anita Nickerson, Eleanor Grant and myself were discussed.

Everyone is looking forward to the rumoured visit of the ERRE Committee to Waterloo Region in August.  As yet there are no details about the 5 Electoral Reform Town Halls that should be scheduled in the Waterloo Region Electoral Districts:

Everyone should contact their local MPs constituency office for details of these events.  Because the time line is so tight, it is important these be scheduled very soon.

Reminder: Open Streets, Sun 24 July at Waterloo Square & Potluck Dinner Discussion Night, Mon 25 July 2016 at 6pm

Hi everyone: Just a reminder of two things in a row:

Fair Vote at Open StreetsWhat: Open Streets Uptown Waterloo
When: Sunday, 24 July 2016 from noon to 5:00pm
Where: Waterloo Town Square
Location: 75 King St. S., Waterloo, Ontario Map 1
FairvoteWRC Calendar: Fair Vote Waterloo info table at Open Streets

Help staff our info table, talk to passers-by about Proportional Representation, enjoy the food and music of Open Streets. First time helping? No problem! There will be experienced volunteers to show you the ropes. It’ll be hot — don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle.

Many dishes of food on the table

Yummy Office Potluck Lunch

What: Potluck Dinner Discussion Night
When: Monday, 25 July 2016 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Cathe Campbell’s deck
Location: 195 Silvercrest Drive, Waterloo, Ontario Map 2
Facebook: Potluck Dinner Discussion Night | Facebook
FairvoteWRC Calendar: Potluck Dinner Discussion Night

Bring a dish to share, preferably something that doesn’t require any preparation on-site. Fair Vote Waterloo will be supplying a few flats of pop; perhaps someone can bring some fruit juice. Cathe will provide the dishes, glasses, and cutlery.

See you Sunday at Open Streets, and Monday at the Potluck Dinner Discussion Night!

–Bob Jonkman,
Co-Chair, Fair Vote Waterloo

Volunteers Needed for Kultrun and Nonviolence Festival on 9-10 July 2016


Nonviolence Festival

Good Morning FairVoting Friends,

The electoral reform committee is meeting with expert witnesses this week and push toward a fair electoral system is heating up!

If you have an hour or two this weekend and would like to help at our information table at Kultrun or the Nonviolence Festival, we would appreciate your support. You don’t need to be an expert on the mechanics, just enthusiastic.

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If you can help for an hour or two, please be in touch!

With thanks,
for FVC -WR

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