First things first, I want to thank all of those who have either shared the link or RT (re-tweet) the link on their twitter for my previous which I wrote the other day.
Secondly, I want to give a big thank you to those who have donated already.
Here is a bit of a recap:
The other day I wrote a post asking for help to attend a convention to help me complete the journey in this newly acclaimed roles as the VP-Women’s rep for the Aboriginal Peoples Commission and the Women’s Liberal Commission and to also meet, plan and discussion with the other executive members from the Aboriginal Peoples Commission and other Liberal Commissions. You can read that post HERE.
Again, here is an excerpt from yesterday’s post including the donation button:
On January 13-15, 2012, I am required to attend the Liberal Convention as a delegate and as the candidate for this position. The costs to attend this convention are somewhat high (well at least beyond my student budget). Such costs that are to be incurred by attending this convention are listed below:
• $130 Greyhound bus ticket (2-way London to Ottawa)
• $140/night for 4 nights (hotel to be shared with 3 other delegates in Ottawa)
• $50/day for 4 days (food//incidentals) = $200
• TOTAL: $470 (taxes not included)
I am asking for donations to help out with making this trip. This is by no means a support or a donation to the Liberal Party of Canada. This is an opportunity to help Indigenous women in Canada. I am a candidate that comes from a diverse background, filled with many lived experiences. I hope to create awareness at the federal level so that Indigenous women are no longer ignored in Canada.
Further, I know that many of you are celebrating the holidays and have just spent monies on Holiday/Christmas Cheer and asking for a donation may seem daunting right now. To help breakdown the above total, if just 4 organizations with 10 people donated $10.00, that could cover $400.00 with just $70.00 remaining. You are free to donate what you are able to donate (even if it is just $1.00).
To help make this donation process easier, I set up a paypal account. This is an easy and secure way to donate money. You can click the link below and send money that way (if you have a credit card/pay pal account/bank allows you to send money online–there are costs incurred on your behalf if you use a major credit card).
DONATIONS NOW CLOSED
Some of the items I would like to focus on during my term (2012-2014) are the increased rates of violence experienced by Aboriginal women. Aboriginal women experience violence higher than any other group within Canada. They are also more likely to die because of violent acts committed against them. Unfortunately, Aboriginal women also experience high rates of incarceration. These issues are of great importance for all of Canada, not just Indigenous people.
Please remember that monies received by you are not an endorsement or support for the Liberal Party of Canada.
Once again, Happy Holidays/ Happy New Year!
Also, unless otherwise stated, your name/organization will be featured on my website http://www.kwetoday.com and given public recognition for your efforts (whether they shared the post or donated…every little bit counts). Note: no dollar amounts will be posted.