Nova Scotia Women’s Liberal Commission 2016 Nova Scotia Liberal Women’s Commission Executive President – Jenna-Leigh Wilson Vice-President – Rafah DiConstanzo Secretary – Sara Rice Treasurer – Lisa Courtney-Mercer Communications – Caitie Clark Policy – Julia Chapman Past President – Amanda Campbell The Nova Scotia Liberal Women’s Commission is committed to making the full political equality of women a reality. Our mission is to support women’s electoral success, to increase the number of women taking their place in our House of Assembly and in our Houses of Parliament. And we bring forward resolutions that address matters of particular concern to women, such as programming to help women find good work in trades and technology occupations, to reduce poverty, or to implement effective measures to address sexual assault and other forms of violence against women. All Liberals who identify as women are members of the Women’s Liberal Commission. Your ideas for addressing these goals are welcome any time! Just write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope, Hard Work and Good Shoes: A Campaign School for Liberal Women Hope and hard work were demonstrated at the Campaign School for Liberal Women on Saturday, April 26th at the Nova Scotia Archives. From the first cup of coffee and the first presenter, Kristan Hines, who led off with her talk on “Getting the Green Light”, the speakers equipped women to win the nomination and win the election. Justice Minister Lena Diab explained how she, along with her nomination campaign team, went door to door in their community recruiting supporters: that removed the mystery from what could seem a daunting challenge. Later, Harry Mortimer helped us understand some of the intricacies of the Canada Elections Act, Honourable Joanne Bernard inspired us with her story, and fundraising experts Dale Godsoe and Reema Fuller told us how to find and keep donors. Chris Hornberger and Deputy Speaker Margaret Miller told us about campaign organization, and Suzanne Lohnes-Croft related the canvassing experience. Mary Clancy and Kenzie MacKinnon explained debate preparation, while Donna McCready, Neil MacIsaac and Jim Goddard rounded out the day with communications advice, Liberalist uses and Election Day operations. Hope, hard work, family, friends, generous donors, volunteers and good shoes are all important for the winning candidate. Our campaign school touched on all of these important matters and we thank our presenters and all the women who came: we wish them well!