PLEBISCITE BULLETIN NO. 1.
THE PLEBISCITE CAMPAIGN.
SUGGESTIONS FOR WORKERS.
Tim ProhiblitiOi Pletiscite Ca]upatigni hltas )eg,un. Never betfore
in the history of our coulntry Vas at greatter respoinsibility thio,wvn
uIpon ns. Every fricnd of wlihat is riglit and triei hlts n personlla
duty in the approatching struggle, the dulty of ulsing his or lhot
influence to mulake the victory as com?plete anid therefore as efiee-
tive as possil)le.
The organiization for this fight will, to a great extent, follow
thlie municipal divisions of our Province. Each city, town, village
aind townlship will organlize anci wourk to a certain extent indepen-
deintly. This is good. It will give our work a definiteniess. It
wTill moake each locality anixioius for its own reputattion annd the
results of its work. It will give us imore definiite and thorou?glh
organization than we could have if the vote were taken according
to electoral divisions.
The pllans laid for this contest shold libe as comlplete ald as
simllple ast p(ssiblie ili every municipality ini Onttario. There are
two braniches of work for which special provisions munnst be iiade:
(1) perfecting of the voters' lists; (2) the polling of the vote.
Chirchlies, WV.C.T.U.'s, S. of T. Divisions, I.O.G.T. Lodges.
R. T. of T. Colnncils, Young people's Societies aind otlher orglani-
zations, can? do effective wvork on the generatl camlpaign lin?es of
platformn advocacy atid literLature circulation. For the other work
mnentioned there nmunst ie somne speciatl agency st once pult into
operation. IEvery nmunicipality nm???st have its prohibition (club
or somie organization of i simiilar chlaracter.
The orgtaiization thlis formed, for tlihe plurpose of muaking the
plebiscite effective, will be atvailable for further prohihitory work.
A prohibitioul clllb gotten p1) to poll the prohibition vote on
JaLnuary 1st ??ext, need not die when thtat result has been ;atttained.
It miay still le the nncleus of a federation of prohihitionists who
will nitke their influlence felt in every numnsicipatl, provincial and
For this reason it is best that organization bie undertaken on
a well-thought-out basis. Of course, it vwould not be wise for any
central body to inisist upon any specific method of work, to whichi
prohibitionists would ie expected to adhere. Uniforniity as far
as practicablle is, however, desirable.
In view of these facts the constitution for probibition clubs
prepared I)y the Alliance is subjoined as a guide to thliose wlio miay
wish to adopt it, or to take fromi it any feature oni siuggestionl thlat