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We are raising funds for our 2015 Campaign! Our goal is to build one of the biggest democratic reform movements in Canada's History.
Kelly Carmichael
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peterborough, Ontario
4 Team Members

Make 2015 The Last Unfair Election

For months we have been working on a campaign website that will spell it all out – Why Every Vote Should Count! Why Proportional Representation will create the solid foundation we need to deal with the most important issues of our time – climate change, income inequality, a stable economy and fair representation for women and minorities.

Canada's Winner-Take-All Electoral System gives skewed results where a government that only gets 39% of the popular vote can receive 100% of the power. Then, that government can ideologically change the policies of the country without the approval of the 61% of voters who voted for something else. In addition to this unfair by-product of our system, close to 1/2 of all votes in every election don't elect anyone and those voters are unrepresented in our government.

We believe, in a true democracy, all voters should be represented and should be allowed to participate in the policies of the Country. 85% of OECD countries use proportional representation where votes count and Parties get seats that reflect actual votes. It's about democracy.

We Need a Robust Campaign Budget to Change The System

Can you help us build the most important electoral reform campaign in Canada’s history?

  • If we can raise $10,000, we can create 3 motion graphics videos that
    will highlight different examples of proportional representation.

  • If we raise $15,000, we can create three videos plus add an interactive cross-country map on our website that will give voters crucial riding information going into the 2015 election.

  • If we collect $60,000+, we can create the videos, the map and
    organize ads in community newspapers.
I think you get the picture. The more we collect, the more we can do – ads, billboards and lawn signs.

Canadians, like us, know we need a better system – one that represents everyone so we can work on the most important issues of our time.

There are a lot of things wrong with our democracy. Getting rid of our winner-take-all first-past-the-post system and replacing it with a system that makes all our votes count is crucial – and we need the resources to get it done.

It's about Democracy!

We’ve compiled the research. Proportional electoral systems strongly correlate with higher voter turnout, more satisfied voters, lower income inequality, better environmental outcomes, political stability and even higher economic growth. When votes count, people have more power, and policies reflect what they want.

It's not going to be easy

We need politicians to change the system and we know that even politicians who prefer proportional representation often change their tune when they get in positions of power. Heck, even Stephen Harper applauded Proportional Representation in his paper called "Our benign dictatorship" but you won't see him implementing it any time soon.

In order to change the system, we will need to grow a critical mass of Canadians calling for change. We can do it but we need your help!

Chip in now to make sure we're ready in 2015!

  • Share this campaign with your friends and family. (Crowd sourcing only works when we share the campaign with others.)
  • Email it to you friends with a heartfelt plea as to why you think this campaign is so important!
  • Share it on social media.
  • Tweet about it.
  • Use Indiegogo's crowd sourcing tools

Suggested tweets:
Donate today to help build the biggest democratic reform movement in Canadian History. True democracy respects all votes. #PR2015

True Democracy needs your support. Help Fair Vote raise its campaign budget now to make 2015 the last unfair election #PR2015

Thank you! Together, We Can Do This!

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raised by 700 people in 1 month
104% funded
No time left
$35,000 CAD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on July 27, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $15CAD
    Thank you shout-out on FB

    Our campaign will be successful with donations - big & small. We will make sure everyone gets recognition for their contribution to democracy!

    77 claimed
  • $25CAD
    Videos on PR

    We want Canadians to understand how PR works. If we can raise $10000 we will create 3 motion graphic videos on our website for you.

    69 claimed
  • $30CAD
    Thank you & poster

    Fair Vote Canada will send you a personal thank you and send you a "Make Every Vote Count" pdf poster for your window.

    50 claimed
  • $50CAD
    Make My Vote Count button

    If you contribute $50, we'll send you a button that you can wear proudly to help spread the word "In a True Democracy Every Vote Should Count"

    71 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $100CAD
    Inter-active Riding Map

    We are hoping to offer an inter-active map on our website that will report on where 2015 Candidates stand on Proportional Representation so voters can make an informed decision at the voting booth.

    43 claimed
  • $1,000CAD
    Fair Vote T-shirt

    The more we can raise the more we can do – billboards, ads in community papers, tv ads. Help us build a robust budget to make 2015 the last unfair election!

    1 out of 40 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
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