Surrey-Green Timbers legislator Sue Hammell and former Kwantlen Faculty Association president Nancy Clegg will be sweating off their pounds to raise money for female provincial New Democrat hopefuls. In an email sent to their "sisters," Mises. Hammell and Clegg wrote, "We need 30 women who will commit to losing 20 pounds between Labour Day and Remembrance Day, and who will commit to collecting $25 or more per pound in pledges from their families, friends and supporters. Sue already has pledges totalling $107 per pound, and Nancy has pledges totaling $82 per pound." Money raised by the so-called Weightlifters will go towards Joy's List, a campaign to raise funds for women candidates. The following is a complete copy of the letter promoting the project.
August 8th, 2008
Have we got a deal for you! It's a win-win-win-win, and if you act quickly you can get in on this fabulous project! Just imagine ... you can lose weight, raise money for promising female politicians, share experiences with a built-in support group, and get a tax receipt for yourself or your friends ... all at the same time! This fabulous Joy's List
project is called Weightlifters and is designed to make it easier for participants to climb stairs and run marathons! Yes, we are talking about throwing our weight (loss) behind BC NDP women who run for office next May.
We need 30 women who will commit to losing 20 pounds between Labour Day and Remembrance Day, and who will commit to collecting $25 or more per pound in pledges from their families, friends and supporters. Sue already has pledges totalling $107 per pound, and Nancy has pledges totaling $82 per pound. You'll find it's not hard to find people who will support you in this healthy and worthwhile project. Imagine, if 30 women each lost 20 pounds at $25 per pound, we would raise $15,000 to give to the campaigns of female NDP candidates in next May's provincial election.
The Weightlifter project begins on Labour Day with a first weigh-in on Tuesday, September 2nd and winds up just after Remembrance Day with a final weigh-in on Friday, November 14th. Weightlifters will weigh in every other week (over water and raw carrots no doubt!), with the official Weighmaster documenting their weight loss progress. We'll swap addresses and contact info, so any Weightlifter wanting to exercise with other Weightlifters will be able to create those opportunities. At the end of the project, the Weighmaster will reward each Weightlifter with a certificate of achievement indicating the number of pounds she lost over the 11 weeks of the project.
Please contact Sue Hammell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Clegg at email@example.com if you are ready to join the elite (and shrinking!) group of Weightlifters, or if you would like to pledge support for us personally.
Please share this email with your friends and join us or pledge generously for the very fine cause of electing more NDP women to the BC Legislature next May.
Sue Hammell, MLA