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Election day is this Tuesday, October 14th! Please go out and vote NDP and tell your friends and family to vote NDP as well. But where do I vote you ask? Just type in your postal code athttp://www.elections.ca/home.asp. It’s that easy. All you need to bring to the polling station is a photo ID and proof of address in your riding, such as a telephone bill or a driver’s license.


WND Annual End of Year Dinner!

This Thursday April 3rd, we will be having our annual End of Year Party at the Alex P. Keaton (580 Talbot St.). Doors open at 5:30 pm, there will be raffle prizes, guest speakers and cash bar. We will also replay our End-of-Year slideshow. Dinner includes a drink, starter soup/salad and choice of main course item. **Dress to impress**

Tickets are $20 and are available at InfoSource (in the UCC atrium by the Tim Hortons). Special guests include; Gina Barber, Board of Controller for London City Council, Tim Carrie, President of London District Labout Council and of course, Irene Mathyssen, NDP MP for London-Fanshawe. Everyone is invited to join us, regardless of their political partisanship, so feel free to invite your friends! This is a great opportunity to meet and get to know other fellow progressives, politically active students and celebrate another successful year.

Some reasons to celebrate 07/08:
- We hosted both Howard Hampton and Jack Layton on campus!
- Our successfull bi-partisan Women in Politics Panel
- Raised awarness of “Poverty in London: Reality outside the Western Bubble”
- Environmental Forum with Peter Tabuns (former Greenpeace Canada Director)
- Our Great Tuition Debate, and more!

Join our facebook event for further details and updates on the dinner athttp://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=25634680824. Hope to see you at the dinner!


Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be held THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH from 6pm to 8pm
in the SOCIAL SCIENCE CENTRE ROOM 3010

Positions to be elected:

Campaigns Director 
a. Be responsible for coordinating the campaign team during a WND
awareness and election campaigns, includingWND involvement in London North Centre provincial and federal elections and WND involvement in USC general elections..
b. Be responsible for putting together and presenting a campaign plan to the executive.
c. Be responsible for providing constituency representatives with all relevant campaign materials, including talking points, leaflets, etc.
d. Where appropriate shall report to the President and club executive on the progress of awareness and election.

VP External Affairs 
a. Maintain contact and coordinate with the ONDY, and local NDP Riding Associations.
b. Strive to attend at least one riding association meeting of each of the three London area riding associations, and at least one ONDY, provincial or federal council throughout the year.
c. Ensure for the representation of the New Democratic Party at the annual USC Model Parliament.

Women’s Caucus Chair 
a. Be responsible for organizing and chairing the Women’s Caucus of the WND
b. Be responsible for ensuring that women within the WND are fairly represented
c. Be elected by the members of the Women’s Caucus
d. Be a member of the Executive Committee and enjoy equality of status with all the members thereof

Promotions Officer 
a. Be a member of the Executive Committee, and enjoy equality of status with all the members thereof.
b. Maintain and update a permanent website for WND.
c. Approve and Coordinate production of all publications of and advertising for WND.

Social Officer 
a. Be a member of the Executive and enjoy equality of status with all
the members thereof.
b. Be responsible for organizing and implementing social events for the
club.
c. Be aware of the USC Insurance Policy and ensure it’s enforcement at
club events .

Labour Solidarity Officer 
a. Be a member of the Executive and enjoy equality with all the members
thereof
b. Be responsible for maintaining and improving relations with the
Worker’s movement in London

LGBTQ Caucus Chair 
a. Be responsible for organizing and chairing the LGBTQ Caucus of the WND
b. Be responsible for ensuring that LGBTQ people within the WND are fairly represented
c. Be elected by the members of the LGBTQ Caucus
d. Be a member of the Executive Committee and enjoy equality of status with all the members thereof
Consituency Reps
a) Be members of the Executive Committee, and enjoy equality of status with all the members thereof.
b) Have a right to take up portfolio positions of their choosing after consultation with the President.
c) Portfolio positions may assist any other executive positions (i.e. campaigns, promotions, etc.), or be one they have invented themselves that is not currently on the executive that deals with a particular political interest members may have (i.e. environmental, lgbtq, etc.)
d) Encouraged to take the lead in promoting the club to a consituency (ie. Affiliated Collages,Residences, Faculties ect)

In Solidarity,
Robin Wing,
President Western New Democrats


September Issue of LEFT!

The most recent issue of Liberty Equality Freedom and Truth is available for download on our website. This issue includes a number of excellent articles, such as:

  • Western Students Show Pride
  • Sexual Assault Awareness
  • Canada’s Future Role in Afghanistan
  • The Swedish Socialist Model, and more!

October Edition of LEFT Now Available

 

The most recent issue of Liberty Equality Freedom and Truth is available for download on our website.  This issue  focuses on the upcoming Canadian and American Elections with a number of excellent articles, such as:

  • Lessons from Another Recession
  • Opposition Parties try to hold Harper to a Minority and more!