Dear Friends of Diversity and Democracy,
Diversityvotes.ca is an initiative to promote awareness and understanding that Diversity Empowers Democracy. At a time when Canadian politics are being polarized around immigration and race relations issues, its mission is more relevant than ever.
Andrew Griffith, acknowledged expert on matters of multiculturalism and citizenship, has pioneered the venture, which recently received the endorsement and funding from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. More sponsors are on their way, and we ask you to join them.
Heartfelt thanks from MIREMS to CRRF for their support!
MIREMS (Multilingual International Research and Ethnic Media Services) – Canada’s leading multilingual media monitoring agency covering both domestic and international sources invites like-minded individuals and organizations to join CRRF in helping in this timely and relevant initiative.
Although a small, boutique shop devoted to ethnic media research, MIREMS is backing diversityvotes.ca with substantial contributions. These include all the media articles in two dozen different languages, collected and summarized in English and processed for the analysis of the Federal By-elections earlier this year, the production of dozens of blogs and reports, the building of the first stage of the diversityvotes.ca website and its launch at the Metropolis Conference in Halifax. The market value of these contributions is up to $15,000 to date, and counting.
However, we know the impact of this project will be much greater the more support it receives. We’re calling your organization to help this initiative to succeed and make a difference to the Canadian political process.
How can you help? Donations in cash or kind are welcome – see the diversityvotes.ca for details. Show your support by other means – letters of endorsement, articles, volunteer activity, informing your connections and inviting them to participate, hosting an essay contest on politics and ethnicity – anything to promote an inclusive vision of diversity in Canadian society, instead of a divisive one.
The time is now. We are working relentlessly to get our project featuring 338 ridings online by Canada Day, so time is running out. Make your contribution matter: pick up the phone and call 613 402 7078 or email Andrew Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org with your commitment.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Andrés Machalski and the Board of Directors, MIREMS Ltd.
Vancouver – Toronto – Ottawa – Montreal – Halifax