The Canadian general election 2015 has been called for October 19th. Millions of Canadians already support Basic Income, with national and regional advocacy groups, a number of provincial political parties and other organisations all calling for its implementation. Now it’s your turn to join the movement, here is what you can do to put Basic Income at the centre of the Candian election debate.
1. Vote Basic Income
Currently, the federal parties which back Basic Income are:
Make sure to vote like other Basic Income supporters for parties that support this policy. This will encourage them to continue their support and encourage other parties to adopt the policy too.
(The Liberal Party conference adopted a motion in support of Basic Income, but the leadership has not mentioned the policy since.)
2. Tell your friends and family
Studies show the number one influence on a person’s decisions are the people closest to them. Tell them about Basic Income if they don’t know already, tell them the benefits of Basic Income, tell them why we need it now, the difference it could make in their lives and the scientific research in its favour. You could get them to vote Basic Income too.
3. Tell your candidates
Politicians follow the voters. If you show them how important Basic Income is to you and your peers, they’ll explore the idea and be more likely to support it. Here is a template letter you can send to your local candidate and here is a page to help you find your local candidate, just enter your postcode.
4. Get active
If you’re really dedicated, here is another page with even more ways people choose to promote Basic Income.
People power has always had a huge impact on politicians’ decisions, many others are getting involved in the Basic Income movement, you can become part of the push by taking action now!