Dear members and supporters of the Green Party:
Re: Upcoming nomination meeting in Saanich - Gulf Islands
We, concerned British Columbians, also need to put our country and our planet first. Too often issues that matter - the future of nuclear power, oil tankers in British Columbia's inside passage, coastal drilling for oil and gas - get captured by a partisan political process that puts sound bites and partisan attacks over solutions.
We need to fix that. Extraordinary times demand extraordinary actions.
This is why we are jointly writing to you to make an unusual request: We are asking you personally to go to the nomination meeting for the Green Party in Saanich-Gulf Islands which may take place this Saturday afternoon (July 14th) in Sidney, and vote for "None of the Above." We don't make this request lightly, and here's why we're making such an extraordinary request. Make no mistake, we do understand that this IS extraordinary: we are deep believers in the process of democracy, and do not take lightly such a request."
The letter points out both the NDP and Liberal candidates:
With two environmentalists running for the other parties, the Green Party is unlikely to replicate its previous vote totals, but these votes could cause the election of Gary Lunn, a key player in Stephen Harper's anti-environmental government.
I like the spirit:
Vote for "None of the Above" at the nomination meeting and become part of a historic effort to turn this country away from the destructive path Harper's conservatives have set us all on.
The impact is obvious:
In 2006 the voting was: Conservatives (37%); Liberal (26%); NDP (26%); Green (10%).
There is a certain unselfish appeal, that is both refreshing and also demonstrates a very mature read of the situation. What a breath of fresh "salt" air :)