Dinner invitation cards are available from Dr Toh Kin Woon 019-4144392. Donations for tables going for RM1,000, RM3,000 and RM5,000. Single loose seats going for RM100 per person at the RM1,000 tables.
8pm, 15 January at Penang Chinese Town Hall.
Funds can be transferred to INVOKE Solutions’ bank account:
INVOKE Solutions Sdn Bhd
Maybank account number: 5622 0964 0698
Rafizi’s message below:
I am very flattered for all the kind words of support given to me ever since I was sentenced to one and a half years imprisonment under the OSA about two months ago. Despair not, while fate has it that I have to take a six-year break from parliamentary and party politics; that does not mean I stop working towards the removal of Najib.
In fact (through Invoke), I have been running faster than ever. I am now able to decide (independent of party bureaucracy) how to channel my time and resources to contribute. I have focused the last two months on recruiting more volunteers, spearheading emotive issues that strike chords with the key swing voters (i.e. disenfranchised Malay voters who were largely pro-establishment previously) and building specific communication channels that can micro-target these swing voters.
Invoke has hit more than 10,000 registered volunteers so far (a phenomenal success given that it is only a few months old). Our analytics system is operational and running as we speak. Through my Facebook page (which has hit circa 570,000 followers), I have been able to engage directly with the largely Malay audience, and the readership of the news that I post daily on the page has reached a weekly average of 4m.
I have toured Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Johor and Kelantan since my sentencing to meet Malay swing voters in key battleground seats in 11 marginal seats. I have been scheduled to cover the rest of the country and the remainder of the 30 marginal seats in January and February – now armed with the highly emotive Felda issues.
There is definitely a disquiet on the ground among the Malay swing voters. More people come forward to express their readiness to change. I know for certain there is a significant shift among the Malay swing voters that presents us with the best opportunity for change in decades.
But winning the hearts and minds of the disenfranchised Malays in key battleground seats is literally a hand-to-hand combat. Our candidates are up against outright money politics, intimidation and overwhelming resources that Najib’s side deploys against them on daily basis. Without a steady ground presence to keep pushing for the shift among the Malay swing voters, we may not be able to sustain this in the coming months leading up to GE14.
That is why Invoke has launched a “Sponsor A Constituency” initiative to raise RM3,000 a month to help fund grass root campaigns by our candidates in the marginal seats for four months. Our target is to raise RM360,000 in January 2017 (RM3,000 X 4 months X 30 constituencies), so that the candidates supported by Invoke can continue to penetrate areas previously unfriendly to them.
If you are in Penang or the northern region, you can meet me on 15 January 2017 for the northern leg of “Sponsor A Constituency” fundraising dinner. Dinner begins at 8pm at the Penang Chinese Town Hall, Georgetown and invitation cards are available for donations of RM100 and upwards. For more details, you can pay online.
Alternatively, you can call our dedicated tele-fundraiser number at 03 7890 2478 to speak to one of Invoke’s tele-fundraisers who will be able to complete your bookings.
If you are not in the vicinity of Johor Bahru or Penang; or are not available during those dates, you can still sponsor a marginal constituency at whatever amount you can afford. Please visit the Invoke fundraising page or speak to our tele-fundraisers at 03 7890 2478 to contribute.