Vote Mob Winnipeg!
Vote Mobs encourage friends, families, neighbours and communities to get out and vote!
In the 2008 federal election, the youth voter turnout rate hit an all time low of only 37%. This statistic is deplorable. We want to ensure that the voices of youth are heard during this election. We must unite and show our politicians and the rest of Canada that we are engaged and that we plan on voting.
Bring signs stating issues that are important to you, as students and as young people in general (ie funding for post secondary education, tuition fees, public transportation, affordable housing, accessible education, etc). You are also encouraged to wear red and white and/or bring Canadian flags and other Canada paraphernalia.
We will be meeting at the University of Winnipeg at 12 pm on April 27th, but everyone (students, community members, etc.) are welcome to attend! We’ll be filming a YouTube video, chalking about democracy on the Spence St promenade, plus there will be an Elections Canada kiosk onsite with information on how to vote.
This event is non-partisan. Please do not bring or wear any materials from a specific political party or candidate.
Because many young people don’t bother to get out and vote, it’s easy for politicians to ignore the issues that are important to us. It is time for this to change. We must make our voices heard to our political representatives, that we are informed and that we plan to exercise our democratic right in voting. We seek to inspire and encourage youth to become politically engaged in the electoral process by participating in their democratic right to vote. We also wish to call attention to issues that are important to students which are currently being ignored by all politicians.
If you value democracy, political engagement and want to set an example of participation an involvement in Canadian politics, we encourage you to attend and express your vision for Canada. Youth have the power to inspire positive change and to influence politics. We must defeat voter apathy. Become engaged, empowered and above all, vote!
Send Canada a message… Youth are voting this federal election.