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Michael Thomas for Cottesloe

$1,758 of $2,250 goal

Raised by 15 people in 9 months
Hi guys,

I am considering running in the Cottesloe by-election to raise awareness for the completion of the Perth-Fremantle PSP Bike Path.

The bike path ends abruptly at Grant St, and forces riders onto busy Curtin Ave which is a very dangerous situation. The bike path has remained unfinished for the last 20 years.

I don't expect to win (Cottesloe is a safe blue-ribbon seat), however I believe if we can get 5% of the votes then this will create a lot of pressure for the State Government to release funds to complete this bike path. Hopefully before someone gets killed.

For this campaign to make a difference, I need your support in getting the word out, getting people to vote, and helping out on election day. There are also some costs involved:
-Nominating as a Candidate ($250)
-Pamphlet drop to Cottesloe electorate ($2000)
-Big poster at Grant St ($250, already funded)
-Getting an article in The Post, and the West Australian

Nominations close Friday 2nd March at 12pm. If I can raise $1500 by then, I will go ahead! However if there is not enough support I will bow out, and I will refund any donations (please make sure you include your contact details).

In the 0.1%  chance that I actually win, here is what I also stand for besides the completition of the bike path:
-Building an ocean pool at Cottesloe
-Further bolstering the great research being done on sharks and their behaviours
-Big companies making meaningful contributions towards the community
-WA getting their fair-share of the GST carve-up
-Making child-care costs tax deductible to support working parents

Thanks for your support.

Michael
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Hi guys, thank you for all the support. We have raised $760 for the campaign in less than a week (not to mention the $275 already raised for the poster) which is insane! I have decided to run in the election to get this bike path finished.

The campaign has already raised a lot of attention, with the Post running an article on the issue today. Thank you to Mark Powell, Mosman Park Mayor Max Hipkins and Cottesloe Councillor Rob Thomas for making it down to the photoshoot at short notice to show your support.

Next on the agenda is:
-How to vote cards
-Putting up a big poster at Grant St
-Doing an electorate wide pamphlet drop
-Election day activities and BBQ

Please get in touch if you are able to help out with the campaign. Please also consider donating so we can make sure this campaign has maximum effect. (Did you know that donations are tax deductible, and if we get more than 4% of the vote we can claim the expenses back and throw a big party!)

Cheers!

Mike
Article in The Post newspaper
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