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It's time! 

Treat this election like there is no tomorrow. Every single day ask: what can I do TODAY to convince another person New Democrats are capable of winning.

Act like the team that is going to win. 

  1. Volunteer. Today. Just do it. Suck up what ever energy you have left in you and get out there and knock on doors, make phone calls and PLASTER the city you live in orange! RALLY! If the tour comes near you THEY NEED YOU. Go the rally.
  2. Talk it up. Don't be afraid to use the words, "Vote NDP to stop Harper."  Talk to your family at the table this Easter, talk to friends over beers and refuse -- refuse -- to be put down. For too long New Democrat voted have been scared into voting for a party that runs to the left and governs to the right. 
  3. Call, write and influence the media. Tweet, blog and Facebook. Reach out to journalists you once knew and tell them whats going on the ground. They listen. Help them learn about your community! If you see a mistake or Liberal/Conservative bias -- call them on it! And fast. 

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