I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday season and you’re looking forward to a healthy and prosperous new year ahead.
I want to share with you a project I’ll be working on in the new year. It’s about making Alberta a great place to live, work, start a business and raise a family. And it’s about putting province before politics in order to make the best choices for the long-term future of Alberta.
On December 18th I launched my campaign to be the next leader of The Alberta Party. The Alberta Party has a huge opportunity to champion a centrist vision for the province that brings together fiscal responsibility with strategic investment. Quality of life and sustainability. Prosperity and democracy.
We need to do this in the 2019 election. And to do it in 2019 we need to have a forward-thinking leader with political experience and a vision to take The Alberta Party from where it is today, to ten times that. To get The Alberta Party message to every doorstep in this province and show that there’s a credible alternative to the far-right politics of the UCP and the fiscal mismanagement of the NDP. The Alberta Party is that option and I have that vision.
But in order to carry out this ambitious challenge, I need your help. I need you to sign up for an Alberta Party membership. (https://leadership.albertaparty.ca/join-alberta-party). I need you to tell all your friends, your family and your networks what we are doing and ask them to join. And I need you to make a donation (http://karalevis.ca/donate).*
Donations will be used to fund leadership campaign activities like outreach to Albertans, travel across the province to meet potential members, digital advertising and member engagement events. In addition, 15% of all funds raised will be transferred directly to The Alberta Party to help fund ongoing activities as we build towards a successful 2019 election campaign.
If you want to learn more or if you have questions about the Alberta Party, my leadership campaign, or our strategic direction, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the information available on my campaign website at www.karalevis.ca. I’d love to hear what you think we can do to move Alberta forward.
Very best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018.
*Donations to this leadership campaign are eligible for Alberta tax credits, and your first $200 donated to any provincial political entity, candidate, constituency or nomination contestant in the year only costs you $0.25 for every dollar donated after the tax credit (i.e. a $200 donation is $50 net after tax, with $150 returned to you as a tax credit). For a donation of $1000 the tax credit is $550, with $150 back on the first $200 and $400 back on the next $800 donated. And if you make your donation before midnight December 31, you’ll be able to use these tax credits for your 2017 tax year and get that money back sooner. Information on these credits can be found at http://www.elections.ab.ca/parties-and-candidates/forms-and-guides/tax-credits/