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From: Edwin Erickson [Edwin’s email address omitted]
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 10:10 AM
To: [Edwin’s email address omitted]
Subject: We Need Your Support Tomorrow!

We Need Your Support tomorrow, Saturday, September 27th !

The Alberta Greens (Green Party of Alberta) AGM will be held at Morningside Community Hall (on Highway 2A, 10 km north of Lacombe and 15 km south of Ponoka), commencing at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 27th. We need your help to become the party of PROGESS in Alberta’s future!

A necessary element in a successful new direction for the Alberta Greens will be new leadership.
I do not feel that the present leadership has the capability of moving us to the next level.

The other major element that is needed is a change in our public branding. Alberta Greens are politically challenged by our own name. We also need to re-position and re-define ourselves more to the political centre and enhance our economic, social and democratic policies, along with our already strong environmental ones.

In view of the above conditions, I have been part of a group which has drafted constitutional motions for a leadership review and a name change, to be voted upon at the Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Greens.

We need your vote on the following items:

  1. To make sure the agenda of the meeting is changed so that the Constitutional Motion for a Leadership Review, Executive Elections and the Constitutional Motion for a Party Name Change are placed first on the agenda. The rest of the agenda can continue as originally planned.
  2. To vote YES for a Leadership Review – this will require a 2/3 majority, as it is a constitutional motion. .
  3. To vote JOE ANGLIN as the new interim Leader.
  4. To make sure the following people are elected, in order to create an effective, hard-working Executive
    1. Deputy Leader #1 – Edwin Erickson
    2. Deputy Leader #2 – Will Munsey
    3. Party President – Connie Jensen
  5. To vote YES for a name change of the party – this will also require a 2/3 majority vote.

If you think Alberta needs a viable opposition voice to challenge the present PC government, I urge you to take out an Alberta Greens membership on or before September 27th and come to Morningside to help us make these important changes. Memberships are $10.00 and will be available at the door.

Please call me on my cell-phone [number omitted] if you have any questions.
Edwin Erickson