Anti-abortion group RightNow on cross-country tour to recruit volunteers for anti-abortion candidates - 2019-08-19
An anti-abortion political action group, RightNow, is going across the country trying to recruit volunteers to work on the campaigns of anti-abortion candidates, despite the fact that the leaders of every major party have said they will not reopen the abortion debate after the election.
RightNow hosts training sessions that "essentially go over the numbers, looking at recent elections and the importance of how one or two extra door knockers, going out for one shift a week, could have made the difference in a number campaigns in the last federal election," said RightNow co-founder Scott Hayward, who is responsible for all provinces east of Manitoba.
According to Mr. Hayward and his fellow RightNow co-founder Alissa Golob, the group has a list of 50 ridings in which anti-abortion candidates lost by a narrow margin in the 2015 election. They say their goal is to flip as many of those ridings as possible back to an anti-abortion candidate. Mr. Hayward said the group hopes to have 20 volunteers in each of the 50 ridings by the issuance of the writ, for a total of 1,000 pro-life volunteers across the country.