Today Ask Her sent an email to female identified candidates listed on the City of Calgary candidate registry for Calgary City Council or Mayor for the election taking place on Monday, October 16, 2017.
Over the past year Ask Her has undertaken some limited private fundraising initiatives to support candidates running for Council and Mayor in 2017. With only 81 days left until the election, we are now ready to outline the steps necessary in order to receive a financial contribution from Ask Her.
In order to receive a financial contribution from Ask Her, we have asked Calgary City Council and Mayoral candidates to sign the Ask Her Candidate Pledge and to review the supporting Ask Her Candidate Guidelines (see link below). To be eligible for funding the completed Ask Her Candidate Pledge must be signed and received by email by 11:59 PM on Friday, September 8, 2017. We have stated that candidates must also complete their official nomination for Calgary City Council on September 18, 2017. Funding will be dispersed after official candidates have been confirmed, which is anticipated to be September 19, 2017. It is important to note that candidates may sign the Ask Her Candidate Pledge and opt out of receiving a campaign donation.
In order to be as transparent as possible, Ask Her will be publishing copies of the signed Ask Her Candidate Pledge as well as a list of those who choose to receive a campaign donation as well as the amount.
Please note that financial contributions from Ask Her are only open to candidates for Calgary City Council and Mayor and that the campaign donations will all be for the same dollar amount.
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The Ask Her Candidate Pledge and Guidelines:
Ask Her Board Members