Dear rabble.ca reader,
Stephen Harper could call an election at any time. Are progressives ready?
Not yet, but almost. I want to tell you about rabble.ca's winning election strategy.
And we don't have much time.
Let me thank you for being a regular reader of rabble.ca. You are so important to us.
You and I both know that the big media corporations just cannot be trusted to hold Harper to account. rabble.ca stands for ethical journalism that builds social justice.
That ís why I am counting on you to make a vital contribution, right now, to help launch rabble.ca ís election strategy.
Can you make a special gift of $45 to rabble.ca, at this special time of year? Or become a rabbler by giving $8 or more each month?
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We will use your donation to inform Canadians who want change in Ottawa. But we are working against the clock. Let me tell you why.
In an astonishing national poll just released in Ottawa, Stephen Harper has surpassed all other political party leaders as the ìpreferred prime minister.
According to experts, Harper is riding high after the terrible shootings in Ottawa and his get-tough crackdown on "terrorists" which is really an attack on our rights.
Stephen Harper may decide to take advantage of his "terrorist-bump" in the polls, break his own election rules, and call an election as soon as he can. Maybe even in April.
I honestly think that Canada will not survive another Harper government. If he wins the election weíll get more war, more poverty, and more absolute environmental devastation.
Canadians need rabble.ca to make independent decisions about Canada's future in the next election that ís our job! Remember the Globe and Mail, National Post, and all of the big media chains backed Harper in the last election and they will do it again.
That ís why rabble.ca is doing everything it can to be ready for the next election and to tell Canadians exactly what is at stake.
We are engaged in conversations with our readers and our partner groups in social movements, sharing our experiences and ideas and building a powerful new election strategy for change. It is going to blow your socks off!
Do you agree that Canada needs a stronger progressive media to fight back against the Conservative messaging and voter suppression techniques in the coming federal election?
The Conservatives have cut the voter education capacity of Elections Canada, and have made it more difficult for unions to participate: they will stop at nothing to win.
So, our plan is this: inform, empower and mobilize people who want change in Ottawa. We're building a strategy that will make our maximum impact upon on vital issues, and show people why their vote matters.
Readers have trusted us for over 10 years. Our website reaches nearly half a million readers every month. We can make a real difference in the election, but we need your help.
Please help us to raise $30,000 in the next two months to pay our reporters and digital organizers and to prepare to undertake the most extensive election issue coverage, ever.
Make a special gift of $45, or become a rabbler by giving $8 or more each month.
Visit our secure donation page.
Thank you for all of your support. It means so much to me to know that you are behind us. And thank you for your extra donation at this very special time of year.
Kim Elliott, publisher of rabble.ca
P.S. Please make your special contribution of $45 to help us to build the most extensive strategy, ever. If you become a rabbler and give $8 or more each month, you can chose to receive a copy of Naomi Klein's awesome new book that everyone has been talking about, This Changes Everything or a copy of Karl Nerenberg's Harper vs. Canada: Five ways of looking at the Conservative regime.
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