So, you have decided
to come aboard and practise minimum cooperation with the upcoming May 2021
Canada Census. Great!
And you have decided
to Take Action by making some noise and rattling cages--of the Prime
Minister, of Opposition Leader Erin O'Toole, and others. Super great!
There is one final component
to the success of the CountMeOut project. That is spreading the
word about the project to others, and asking them in turn to do
likewise. This multiplier effect can be incredible.
Use Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, text messaging, and other blogs to the fullest extent. Raise the issue. Engage others. Post your zany census minimum cooperation video masterpiece on Youtube. Post a link to our http://www.CountMeOut.ca website on your Facebook page. The social network is the new fantastic way to create and maintain a buzz on an issue. And let us know what you are doing, so we can tell others.
Do you have an e-mail
list? Send an E-mail message to all your contacts tellling them briefly
about the Census contracting out the software and hardware to arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin (Canada). Mention www.CountMeOut.ca, and our campaign of minimum cooperation with
the May 2021 Canada Census. If
you or your organization run a website, add a link to www.countmeout.ca
Write a few letters-to-the-editor of your local newspapers, including the smaller local weeklies.
Express your opinion about the outrageous situation of our tax dollars being spent by the Census on software from weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin (Canada),
and mention CountMeOut.ca.
ARE YOU THE EDITOR
OF YOUR ASSOCIATION'S NEWSLETTER? Why not include a short
article about CountMeOut.ca in your next edition? To make your job
easy click below for a 240-word article that you can cut-and-paste
into your newsletter. If you need a shorter version, paragraph two
can be omitted, for a word count of 175.
here for a sample newsletter article
If you are a member of
a group, tell your newsletter editor about www.CountMeOut.ca.
In summary, CountMeOut
does not have anywhere near the promotion budget that the Census
has. But if each one of us writes a few letters, raises the matter
with friends and local organizations, and utilizes Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube,
we can neutralize the StatsCan P.R. goliath.
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