The Manitoba Liberal Party Election Debt Is Very Nearly Eliminated!
We have eliminated over
$105,000 of debt and we have only $20,000 to go!
We have made a lot of progress. We want to share with you the
progress made and how Liberal principles of planning and
accountability were applied to this objective.
First - everyone should
know that we are working hard to build for a bright future;
secondly, to ask for your
support to help us get there sooner.
Liberals Always Had A Back Up Plan
The results of the last
election were discouraging, and I would not even try to spin it otherwise.
Yes, Dr. Jon Gerrard's decisive
win in River Heights shows voters there value a voice that is fair and
balanced, but the party's provincial results were disappointing - especially
since we did not achieve 10%.
It meant we were not eligible
for a rebate of our $300,000 central campaign, and at the end of the election
there was a $125,000 line of credit.
But we always had a back-up
plan, because when things don't go as well as you like, you should always plan
Expenses, Raise Money, Maintain Services, Stay Under Budget!
- We created a smart budget,
and we stayed UNDER budget. We reduced our administrative expenses by up to 20%
-We worked with our
constituency campaigns on their election returns to ensure they were eligible
for their allowable rebates and worked with official agents.
-We had another successful year
end fundraising campaign, and held different events to build party
-We worked more
closely with volunteers - and thank you to all who have been such
For the Next Leader
Dr. Jon Gerrard has officially
announced his intent to step down when the new leader is chosen. We are moving towards a leadership
convention in October 2013.
Convention - October 2013
steps to find candidates
The leadership convention will
occur in October 2013, the exact day and location to be recommended by the
Leadership Convention Committee, to be formed over the summer. They will
develop the rules and procedures and the official start will be announced
by the board of directors in the months to come.
Our ability to attract a
new leader will depend on being debt free- for
what new leader wants to inherit a party in debt? However, with only $20,000 to
go, I am confident that we can eliminate that debt this year.
This is why we are beginning a
summer fundraising campaign to eliminate the debt as soon as possible. Can you
make an online donation as part of our summer fundraising appeal?
you make an online donation today
eliminate our debt?
2000 people to donate $10.
If we can get 2000 people to
make a $10 donation, we will have eliminated our debt - that is what we are
working towards. And it is so easy to make a donation on-line to start today.
A $10 donation - your real cost is only $2.50-
because we will send you a tax
receipt at year end to reduce
your income tax by $7.50.
A $20 donation - your real cost can be only $5
- because we will send you a
tax receipt at year end to reduce your income tax by $7.50.
And even better - if you do not
have your membership, we will apply $10 towards a paid membership - at the same
tax savings. After all, only members will be able to vote for the new leader -
and at some point, you will want to do that.
special dinner with Jon and Naomi
To provide extra incentive we
will put all the names of those who donate $5 or more online into a draw
to win a special dinner for two with Jon and Naomi Gerrard to be scheduled at
your convenience. You may use it or gift it to someone special!
donate $ 5 or $10 towards eliminating our debt or
more if you do not have a membership and we will sign you up for a
membership and apply your contribution towards our debt.
You may also make your
annual year end donation sooner than later, and if you do, we will send
your tax receipt as we always do - and focus on other donors later this year.