Monday, August 27, 2007

New Logos and Banners at Campaign Site

There are lots of new logos and banners available at the Vote for MMP campaign website.

If you're linking to our campaign, let us know and we'll add you to our blogroll/website list.


Monday, August 20, 2007

Signature files

This tip from Gerry in the Sault:
I highly recommend... encouraging people to change their email signature. It's a simple task that can provide lots of exposure...
For example, put something like this in your sig file that your recipients will see whenever you send, reply or forward an e-mail.
"On October 10th, Vote for MMP."

Monday, August 13, 2007

Logos & banners

Link to any of these logos and banners from your blog or website to participate in Bloggers for MMP. There are 12 new designs over here at our campaign website. Just copy the code for the graphic you like and paste into your blog template or website code. Thanks to Debra for setting up the code for this page.

The general format is:

To download the image, PC users can right click on the image, click "save file as" and select a location to save the file on your hard drive and then add it to your blog.

Send an e-mail to to let me know that you're displaying the logo or banner and I'll add you to our blogroll.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Volunteers and ideas

Thanks to Debra Scott aka April Reign for her sage advice, assistance and for the cool new MMP banner up in the masthead. All contributions and campaign ideas are welcome and will be considered (especially if you can help do the work) - or just do your own thing and let us know about it.

Friday, August 10, 2007

What are we trying to do?

How are we going to win this when there are so many hurdles to jump? Where does Bloggers for MMP fit in?

Vote for MMP goal
- Build a huge network of people who understand the proposal and can explain it to their family, friends and others in as few words as possible. In other words, an informed citizenry that values fairness as something important in life and strong representation as something important in politics.

The method - Get the word out through our networks and our network's networks. Get people learning about it. Get people talking about it. For online, that means blogs, email, u-tube, facebook and anywhere else people are talking to each other. Vote for MMP has a (not nearly large enough) team working on that now.

The task - Attract as many people as we can to Vote for MMP for learning and action. We have started a $10.10 donation campaign to enable thousands of people to be part of the campaign - to say that they're ready for a change and make it possible for the campaign reach out to millions of voters.

How? Put as many of our links and logos as we can on as many blogs and websites that we can - anywhere (well not everywhere). You can also send our campaign link - Vote for MMP - to your email contacts.
Your next steps - Link to Vote for MMP and ask another blogger to participate. OR recommend a blog and we'll contact them. OR Tell everyone in your address book to visit

My next step - Find someone to help with this while I'm away next week.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Bloggers for MMP

Welcome to Bloggers for Mixed Member Proportiona (MMP). That was a mouthful so just call us Bloggers for MMP. MMP is the new proportional representation voting system that voters are being asked to consider by the Ontario Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform in a referendum on October 10, 2007 . If you're wondering what the heck MMP is, best to click here to learn more.

The purpose of this blog is to link and network pro-MMP bloggers and websites with the Vote for MMP website and campaign. By placing a hyperlinked campaign logo prominently on your blog, your readers and loyal fans can learn more about the referendum, why they should support it and how they can help the campaign. Together, we can make history.

Bloggers for MMP welcomes any blogger or website that supports MMP. Just as bloggers come in all shapes, sizes, colours, interests, political views and corner of the province, so do voters. The blogosphere reflects the real world. As bloggers, we have a special role to play in reaching out to people who have become disenchanted, cynical and disengaged from our electoral and political process. So whatever your interest, if you support MMP, display our logo.

Bloggers for MMP can bring a message of hope - that our democracy can be enhanced by giving voters more say in shaping the governments that affect all our lives and by valuing the ideal that a mandate to govern be granted by a majority of the voters. MMP can deliver on that ideal and produce those results. The current system cannot, and hasn't in Ontario since 1937.

If you support MMP, let everyone know. Visit our website regularly for the latest news and campaign updates - stuff you can blog about. We can win this campaign. But to do so, we've got a big job ahead of us to help voters learn what they need to know about the referendum question and why this proposal is in their interest, not the interest of the backroom operators who have been accustomed to designing strategies to win elections with much less than a majority of the overall vote.

We're getting things in place. The first 11 Bloggers for MMP are already on board. Thanks to Miss Vicky, Scott Tribe and Jim Calder for helping us get the ball rolling. Welcome to our 2 Saskatchewan bloggers Ryan &

To join us, please send an e-mail to Bloggers for MMP (mmpbloggers at gmail dot com) or click the e-mail icon at the bottom of this post. We'll send you our logo - choice of black or white. We'll also send you our bi-weekly newsletter and link back to your site.

We've already had a couple of volunteers step forward to help with the production and distribution of a variety of logos. Coming soon.

Bloggers outside of Ontario are also encouraged to participate. It's not every day that a "Citizens Assembly" of people like you and I get to study, consult and recommend serious change that will give greater voice to voters.

The Vote for MMP campaign is a project of Fair Vote Canada.