As a grassroots political party, it is our job to empower regular, working-class people and democratize our nation and our economy. A big part of how we do that is by contesting elections.
With both provincial elections scheduled for next year, and a federal one looming at any minute, we're working to ensure that we're ready to win by nominating a strong, progressive candidate for both levels in early 2021.
With a strong, engaged volunteer base, we've delivered growth in vote share, donations, and every engagement metric for the past five years. We have a savvy and sophisticated technical operation, a committed and capable core team, and a strong base of grassroots funding.
The bottom line: we are doing the work that it takes to win in Etobicoke-Lakeshore.
As a result, several very strong candidates have already expressed interest in running for the NDP both provincially and federally here in Etobicoke-Lakeshore.
We are very grateful for their interest and looking forward to hearing more from them. However, we are also a democratic organization. We do not make decisions of this importance behind closed doors. We want people to know they can be part of the process.
Therefore, we are issuing a call to candidates to seek the nomination and represent Etobicoke-Lakeshore NDP in the next federal or provincial election.
The nomination for either level is open to anyone who cares about building a better future and a grassroots movement together.
Maybe you're thinking "I care, but I don't know enough to be an elected representative."
We want to be very clear: your life experience is exactly enough to be a good representative.
There are plenty of rich and powerful people in Parliament already. What we need more of is people like you - cashiers and baristas, electricians and custodians, activists and organizers.
We're here to support you all the way. We know how to run elections and win. We can equip you to do so.
All you need is heart, determination, and a dream of a better world.
If you're interested finding out more, the first stage of the process is to reach out and let us know. From there, we'll answer your questions and equip you to take part in the nomination.
This is democracy in action. We're looking forward to including you in it!