May 28 2019
Last Week around H-L&A
We had a busy week knocking on doors with some terrific volunteers in Bancroft, Napanee, and Amherstview. Special thanks to the great team of enthusiastic student volunteers who came down from Ottawa to help us canvass in Napanee and Amherstview - it was a challenge keeping up with your pace! Thanks also to everyone who spoke with us and shared their thoughts and concerns.
With our student volunteers, soaking our tired feet in the Napanee River
A beautiful day of canvassing in Bancroft
Last Wednesday I was very pleased to meet with Scott Piontek and Rob Finucan of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO), Ontario Region. Thank you for the informative meeting and for sharing the workplace challenges and priorities of the correctional officers who work at the federal correctional institutions in Hastings - Lennox & Addington.
With Scott Piontek (L) & Rob Finucan (R) of the UCCO
MP Ed Fast will be visiting our riding on Thursday June 6 (rather than on June 13 as previously announced). Mr. Fast is the MP for Abbotsford and the Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change, and we are looking forward to hearing about our party’s positive and effective plans for conservation and protecting our environment! We will be hosting a reception for Mr. Fast at the Lions Club in Napanee from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Please invite a friend--especially one who is concerned about environmental protections and climate change. You can purchase tickets at www.electsloan.ca/fast; $15 in advance, $20 at the door. (This event is being run on a cost-recovery basis.)
We will also welcome MP Blake Richards (Banff-Airdrie) to our riding on June 16; we'll be hosting a reception for him at 6:00 pm at the Signal Brewery in Corbyville. Mr. Richards is the Shadow Minister for Small Business, Export Promotion and Tourism, and has been recognized three times over as the Hardest Working and Best Constituency MP in The Hill Times' Annual Survey! He is also known as a vocal advocate for victims of crime. Everyone is welcome!
MP Blake Richards
Canvasing this week
We will be canvassing in Tweed this Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00. Meet us in the parking lot of the Tweed Public Library, 230 Metcalf Street. No experience is necessary; we will give you training on our simple canvassing strategy, and you will be paired up with an experienced campaigner. All are welcome! Email us at info@electSloan.ca if you can join us.
As many of you know, H-L&A is considered a “swing riding” as it was won by only a few hundred votes in 2015. We are very confident we will turn it blue this fall--but we need all hands on deck in order to do so!
We have secured campaign office space in Napanee and will be opening sometime around Canada Day--stay tuned! Of course there will be lots of office volunteer positions available; email us at info@electSloan.ca if you're interested in helping with the campaign. We have a job for every skill set - there is a lot to be done!
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Join the Victory Club!
To reach our goal of being election-ready, we are launching Victory Club, a program that will go a long way towards reaching our fundraising target and will give us the necessary tools to run a successful campaign. Our target can be reached if only 250 people donate $400. A $400 donation costs you only $100 out-of-pocket after the generous tax credit! And remember, every eligible member of your household can donate separately and join our Victory Club. We recently had a husband and wife donate $400 each--$800 for the campaign and only $200 out-of-pocket for them! See below for donation info.
As always, we are grateful for your support for this Campaign and we will keep working together to spread our positive Conservative vision for Canada and for Hastings—Lennox & Addington. Donations of any amount are always welcome: When you give to our local Conservative association (up to the 2019 max. of $1600), that money stays right here in HLA, and up to 75% of your donation could be eligible for a tax credit on your 2019 tax return. We can accept donations from Canadian individuals only (not from corporations or businesses). Cheques should be made payable to H-L&A Conservative Association and sent to PO Box 111, Madoc, Ontario, K0K 2K0. We cannot accept cash or credit card information through the mail; however, you can donate online at: www.electsloan.ca/donate.