What I Told The Baldwin Village Community Association
The day the nominations closed
I forgot two links:
1. the press conference TorCH put on outside Tory's condo after those charged, arrested, ticketed, and injured, co-founded the group
2. my campaign launch speech
Also the alliance is about to have a small meeting outside city hall as nominations close at 130
On Fri, 19 Aug 2022 at 11:15, Adam Golding <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Hi folks, it's a real pleasure to hear from you, I just had to step out to unlock the Kensington Market Street Piano -- they gave me the key two days ago as the founder of the project, Bobby, who lives across the street from the piano, is away -- you never know, Baldwin village may be interested in a similar project, with carefully chosen hours of course -- I am currently in charge of finding volunteers to install one in Trinity Bellwoods, and frequent the pianos in Christie and Grange... And you may have seen my posters up for Anarchist Piano Lessons in Baldwin village, or for The "Beyond B-Side" Open Mic -- politics is downstream from culture, as they say...
Everyone should feel free to email me directly at email@example.com or to reach out to me publicly or privately on any of the platforms listed at adamgolding.ca -- so we're starting from an advanced position I would first direct you to:
1. Our two test platforms:
- The #EvictJohnTory Platform [written by my, approved by the alliance]
- The Alliance Platform [Updated at Monthly online conventions held by The Municipal Socialist Alliance
2. What I told the Huron-Sussex Residents' Organization (substack.com)
3. My Recent Interview With Mayoral Candidate Sarah Climenhaga
4. What I Told The Cops [TRANSCRIPT] [My two deputations to the Police Services Board following my violent arrest as a protestor at the successful eviction of Lamport Stadium, known colloquially as "Lamport 2" -- my charges have since been dropped.]
I am in the process of setting up a call-bank and e-mail newsletter today and opened my campaign account to receive donations yesterday although I have been campaigning for the ideas I believe in and doing a form of policy research for years leading up to this point -- I worked in ONDP fundraising and in this case wanted to focus on getting feedback before asking for money -- at this point, while the date fast approaches, more importantly our platform feedback process has seemed to stabilize -- the newest revision suggested to me came from a friend who held a talk on Socialist Economics for an ONDP audience recently:
"May I also request a tiered property tax?Your 4th property you pay 40% 5 you pay 50% etc etcApplies to individuals and holding corporationsSingapore does this. 2nd property one has to pay 50% property tax"
The #EvictJohnTory platform and the votes I will make in the future both represent 'software patches' for society's bugs and stem from this ongoing process of direct feedback from citizens in the form of 'bug reports', rational argument, and yes, polling as well. Previously recruited out of student politics by The Pirate Party, I strive toward ideals of direct democracy and civic participation being maximized. Please join, for instance, the real-time chat room I set up for the Ward at unirose.ca -- unirose.ca is a Matrix chatroom, which, unlike Facebook, Twitter, or Discord, is not controlled by a corporation. (Read matrix.org for more.)
What remains true is that what we need more than your donations is your opinions -- please contact me or any member of the socialistalliance.ca with the critical feedback we require to 'grow' the policy reforms we need to fix our broken city! I will also begin organizing volunteers in earnest this week in Ward 11, outside the broader alliance effort, so don't hesitate to get in touch! I need the wisdom and experience of constituents in order to serve constituents, please tell me what you think we have to do and I will do my best to incorporate your feedback into our collective vision for a better Toronto.
On Fri, 19 Aug 2022 at 09:47, Adam Golding <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Hi i'll get back to you in about an hour
On Fri, 19 Aug 2022 at 09:28, baldwin village <email@example.com> wrote:
AdamPlease pass on any information that we could pass on to our mail list.Baldwin Village community AssociationGeorge TrainiChairman
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