FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Green Candidate Takes Message Online, Stephana Johnston Posts YouTube Ad
Haldimand-Norfolk, September 15, 2008 – Haldimand-Norfolk Green Party candidate Stephana Johnston is taking the election local campaign into cyberspace. Today, Johnston unveiled what her campaign says is the first in a series of YouTube videos aimed at introducing the candidate to local voters.
“I welcome the opportunity to use the Internet for reaching out and telling voters who I am and what the Green Party is all about,” said Ms. Johnston. “This is a Green way to talk to voters and let them know where I stand on local and national issues. I’ll be knocking on doors, too, but this is a huge riding and I can conserve energy and reduce my campaign’s carbon output by using electronic media as much as possible.”
Additionally, the candidate noted that even when she knocks on doors, she’ll be directing Internet capable voters to visit the Green Party’s websites rather than handout bundles of printed literature. “We’ll have printed material for those that are not connected but we’re running an environmentally conscious campaign and trying to practice what we preach as much as possible.”
In her YouTube debut, Ms. Johnston tells viewers why she’s running for Parliament and touches on the Green Party concept of healthy communities. “Healthy communities means jobs to me, but jobs that are sustainable. For our future, we need to create good, green jobs that are based on renewable energy.”
Johnston’s campaign manager Jim Elve says the YouTube offering is the first of a series. “We’re aiming at posting at least one new video ad per week and Stephana will be addressing the important issues affecting H-N voters,” says Elve. He noted that the website will soon include Johnston’s campaign blog where voters will be able to ask questions and comment.
The YouTube video can be seen on the local campaign website at www.hngreens.ca or at http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=sIz7PQUkC8k.
For further information, contact
Haldimand-Norfolk Federal Green Party Association
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE