You Can Help: Locally

Talk to your MPP in person

There was great conversation during Lobby Day between former Rangers and MPPs and cabinet Minsters to get them to understand the real value of this program for Ontario Youth and they were very sympathetic to the cause. If you couldn't attend Lobby Day, NOW is the critical time to pressure your MPP to get the program back in the budget for 2014. The budget will be pretty much finalized by end of November so if you haven't made a personal meeting with your MPP (preferably as group), please do so now. Or take a brief moment to call or write your MPP. The timing is right. Thanks to all of you for the support!

Don't know who your MPP is? Find out here: http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_current.do?locale=en

Not sure where to start? Find tips on how to prepare and talk to your MPP at our Resource page.

Prefer to group with other Rangers for the visit? Easily add your name and email to the list, check off your MPP, and see if anyone else has too! http://www.doodle.com/r8uaiyafpuaut6ks

Get support from your municipal council

Thunder Bay City Council passed a resolution to support restoration of the Ontario Ranger Program. Thanks Thunder Bay!

We need more of these. Go to our Resource page to find tips on getting support on your municipal council. The municipal council is probably your closest elected official you have access to. The smaller the community the more influence you have as a voter.

Why should your local government support the Save the Rangers campaign?

This campaign is about restoring the Ontario Ranger Program for the next generation of young people and it was accessible to all 17 year old students from Ontario wherever they lived. More than likely there are other former Rangers in the community.

This is a Provincial matter, so what difference does it make taking it to the municipal-level of government?

Municipal governments have political influence on Provincial governments, who doesn’t want people to like them? If more than one municipality is supporting the same campaign it adds weight to the issue.

get support from your conservation authority

In late November, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority voted to support our resolution and distribute it via Conservation Ontario to ALL conservation authorities (CAs) in the province. Not surprisingly there are a lot of former Rangers involved in the LSRCA!

Most CAs have received the resolution in January and it will be discussed at a public meeting in January or February. YOU can help by contacting your local or favourite CA and telling them why their support is important. Bring a group to the meeting & make your voices heard!  Don't know where to start?  Check out our Resource page, or email us with questions!

Engage Your Local Media

Any positive exposure you can get is great!

Spread the Word

Talk to your neighbours, friends, community, and coworkers. Find and reconnect with your fellow rangers! Getting the message around and being engaged will help!

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