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As much as the SDP has worked to reach out to you, more – much more – can be done and will be done. We will step up our efforts to present ourselves, our ideas on how to improve on what we have today and what we can do to lift our nation and home to the next level of success without losing our humanity. We can – indeed, we must – achieve both!
COMMUNITY SERVICES & OUTREACH
To do this, we need to become even more effective in reaching out and connecting with you than we have before. We have developed a number of community programmes to do this (the details will be announced soon) which will enable us to build strong and meaningful bonds with the various communities we serve.
DEVELOPMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF PARTY POLICIES AND MESSAGES
A post-election survey conducted by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) shows that the SDP built up the greatest degree of credibility in the last elections. This is, to an extent, because of the alternative policies we have presented to raise this country to its next level of development.
But these alternative policies that we have so carefully developed may not have been fully explored by Singaporeans in general yet. This is, perhaps, due to the limited access to the mass media. It is, therefore, essential that we develop creative strategies to bring these alternative national policies to the greater attention of Singaporeans as well as refine them where necessary.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OF CANDIDATES, PARTY MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS
Preparation for the next elections cannot start in 2020. It starts now and it begins with members and volunteers who need to be trained and equipped to carry out the many functions that are necessary to ensure that the SDP is the party that you have confidence in and that you can rely on.
To ensure that our members and volunteers are well equipped to undertake the multiple roles and responsibilities expected of them, we need to invest in their training and the resources they will need to carry out their work.
DAILY OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION
The IPS survey has confirmed what we have believed all along, that is, the SDP’s credibility is well grounded and continues to grow. In order to enhance our capability as an effective and competent organisation, we require a professionally run administration.
Such administrative support is crucial in helping us manage our programmes and daily operations in an effective and efficient manner.
PLEASE CONTRIBUTE GENEROUSLY
Whether it is the effective implementation of our community service and outreach programmes, promoting our policies, training our members and volunteers, or establishing a sound professional administrative staff we require valuable resources.
With your generous financial support and contribution especially during the #walkthetalk2015 event, the SDP can build up our financial resources that will enable us to become even more effective, even more credible.