Vote For Climate launches national strategic voting campaign today

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 7 /CNW/ - The federal election call has triggered the
launch of Vote For Climate, an effort to encourage strategic voting in ridings
across the country. The campaign hopes to reduce vote splitting among
progressive parties in order to elect a "climate-friendly" alternative to the
current Conservative government.

    The campaign targets 34 Conservative ridings that were close races in the
last election in an effort to shift those seats to the Liberals, NDP, Greens
or Bloc. The campaign also targets 46 ridings held by the Liberals, NDP,
Greens or Bloc and encourages voters to help those sitting MP's hold their

    If the campaign is successful the result will be a Liberal minority

    The targeted ridings can be seen on this interactive map:

    The campaign web site, provides a hub
through which voters in each riding can organise their own grassroots Vote for
Climate campaigns. The site also provides tools and strategies to help local
voters get organised.

    "The Harper government's record on global warming is a failure built on
finger pointing and avoidance," said Kevin Washbrook, Vote for Climate
spokesperson. "Unfortunately, he doesn't have to convince anyone that he cares
about global warming. He just has to cross his fingers and hope that concerned
citizens split their votes among the other parties. We can't afford four more
years of government indifference on this issue. This election is our chance to
elect a government that cares about our children's futures and the health of
the planet."

For further information:

For further information: Kevin Washbrook, Vote for Climate spokesperson,
(778) 848-8278,

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