To send a Liberal Member of Parliament to Ottawa who will represent CFLA’s interests in achieving social justice, promoting fiscal responsibility and advocating fairness, tolerance and equality or opportunity for all citizens.
The Cambridge Federal Liberal Association exists due to the efforts of a strong dedicated team of volunteers and members. Working in a number of areas including, outreach, election readiness, fundraising, communications and policy. Our goal is to build and engage the membership and to advocate on behalf of Liberal principles and values.
What is the purpose of a Riding Association?
The purpose of the local Riding Association is to work to get a Liberal Member of Parliament elected and re-elected. Candidates come and go, but Riding Associations go on forever and need to be supported.
Between elections, the Riding Association should carry the Liberal message of fairness, tolerance and equality of opportunity to voters.
What are the responsibilities of the Riding Association?
To keep an up-to-date membership list, and identify and recruit new members. To raise funds for the Riding Association to mount a successful campaign and ensure the funds are properly administered and spent.
The Riding Association is made up of members who elect an Executive Committee and vote to select a candidate who will carry the Liberal message during an election.
What does the Executive Committee of the Riding Association do?
The Executive Commitee meets on a regular basis to carry on the business of the Riding Association; approve spending of funds; organize local events to keep Liberal presence alive, and recruit new members; and send out a regular newsletter and communications to members.
What commitment are you making when you become a member of your local Riding Association, and what are the benefits?
The choice is yours. Should you decide to become a member, you may be invited to help in whatever capacity you feel comfortable. There is no expectation that you will wish to do any more than be a card-carrying member of your local Liberal Association. Your vote at election time is your most precious gift.
You join a group of people who believe they can make a difference. You get to be among the few who decide who the local candidate will be, or who vote to elect a Party Leader. This is true grassroots democracy in action! You are invited to any local events — some free and some fundraising efforts — to meet with other Liberal supporters and Members of Parliament.
The Liberal Party is a big tent. There is room for everybody!
Join us today and help ensure the next Member of Parliament from Cambridge is a Liberal MP!