As the regina mom's readers already know, she endorsed Dr. Ryan Meili in his bid for leadership of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party. The idea-sharing, hard work and comaraderie among the folks on the campaign team has instilled in her a renewed sense of commitment to building a better world. Our creative campaign team came up with this great idea, just in time for holiday gift-giving! the regina mom invites you to be part of this historic time by supporting Ryan's campaign. Check out the 50/50/7 deal:
50 years ago, the Saskatchewan NDP took the bold step of introducing universal health-care.
50 years ago, the Saskatoon Community Clinic, where Ryan works, was established to provide that care and defend the single-payer, publicly funded system.
Today, Ryan's campaign is building on that legacy of big ideas and shared struggle.
And we need your help. In honour of the 50th anniversary of Medicare, we're asking 50 people to make a donation of $50 to help us build this movement. And as a gesture of our gratitude, we'll send you something important in return -- read on for details.
We have been very encouraged by the generous support you've shown since Ryan launched his bid for the Sask NDP leadership. Your support has given our campaign huge momentum going into the holiday season.
But you know that campaigns cost money, and the bills don't stop just because the holiday season is approaching. So instead of just asking for another donation, we wanted to offer something meaningful back to you.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare, for the next week we'll send a signed copy of Ryan’s book, A Healthy Society: How a Focus on Health Can Revive Canadian Democracy, to everyone who donates $50 or more in response to this appeal.
If you're able to give $100, $150 or $500, you'll be helping us cover the cost of sending books to people around the province and beyond, while still ensuring that we have the resources we need to run a winning campaign.
To meet upcoming campaign expenses, we need to reach at least 50 donors in the next 7 days. We hope you'll sign on so we can send you Ryan's book.
A Healthy Society proposes a new approach to politics, one that can help us put progressive ideas front-and-centre in addressing our shared challenges.
As Former Premier Lorne Calvert has said, "For those who seek the renewal of politics and public health in Canada, Dr. Meili has a vision for both. This work makes an important contribution to progressive dialogue in Canada."
Lots of people have contacted us to say they want to learn more about Ryan's vision for a healthy society. His book is the perfect resource for inspiring us all to work together to make it possible.
Help us celebrate the past 50 years, and shape the next 50 years, of progressive innovations in this province.
With hope and gratitude,
Nicole, Jason, Rachel, Gavin, Erica, Dave, and the rest of the Meili campaign team
p.s. Remember: we need to reach at least 50 donors in the next week -- please take a moment right now to respond, and then please pass the message on to your networks.
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