I’ve been relaxing this summer, so my activity on the blog has been a bit low, but I was asked to help out with an endorsement of a great candidate, a former blogger who is taking the big leap into federal politics – and I’m more than happy to do so.
I don't think I've ever met Danielle Takacs in person, but when I first became an active Liberal back in the 2008 campaign, and shortly thereafter discovered Liblogs and ProgBlogs, her blog Galloping Around the Golden Horseshoe was a wonderful read every time she put out a post. Not only is she intelligent and informative (demonstrated in this post on electoral reform, one of my first exposures to this idea), but I can honestly say some of her posts inspired me to further my involvement in this whole “Liberal” thing. Case in point was her excellent coverage of the 2009 Bienniel Convention in Vancouver that sparked my interest in attending this vast event featuring thousands of Liberals from across the country coming together – which I’ve done twice so far.
Danielle hasn’t been blogging for quite awhile now, but she has been very active in her career, community, and local Liberal association in her home riding of Brant, where she is currently running for the nomination to be the candidate for the 2015 election. I really want Danielle to win this, as I feel she would be a great candidate versus Brant’s current Conservative MP, Phil McColeman, who is just one of the many trained seals in the government caucus (along with my MP and many many others, especially from Ontario). She not only has the experience to be a great MP, but she has the right ideas that are will bring the issues and concerns of the residents of Brant to the forefront in a way that hasn’t been seen since 2008.
I especially believe her commitment to be an active voice for the Six Nations within Brant riding will be a positive change from the current situation, and one that should be emulated among all MPs representing ridings with First Nations communities, no matter your party’s colours. Danielle's commitment to make Six Nations concerns one of her priorities shows that she understands that fact.
But don’t take my word for it – her website lays out all of her well thought out ideas, priorities, and commitments for you to check out.
So if you’re at all interested in ensuring Brant has the best candidate for the next federal election (whenever its called), I urge you to support Danielle Takacs for the Liberal nomination. She is not only ready to represent Brant, but she is the right person to represent this crucial riding.
(And if you’re already supporting Danielle, whether you’re from Brantford, Paris, Six Nations, or any of the communities in the riding, or if you’re just a fan from outside Brant, every little bit counts, so don’t hesitate to ask Danielle’s team how you can contribute!)