via BC Fed Young Workers Committee
You are cordially invited to a think-a-thon dedicated to reviving Get Your Vote On.
In the months leading up to the 2004 Federal and 2005 Provincial elections, Get Your Vote On mobilized youth across the province and registered over 20,000 new voters! There was an upswing and climbing trend in youth participation in electoral politics and getting out to vote. Through creative, fun, and sexy tactics and campaign organizing, Get Your Vote On was on to something special and youth responded. However, the momentum and capacity built up in 2004 and 2005 was lost by 2009, and the 2009 provincial election was hit with record low voter turn-out – youth included.
Now we have the opportunity to revive Get Your Vote On to it’s former and rightful glory! Municipal, provincial, and federal elections approach within the next 10 months to 2 years. The perfect time line to build capacity and youth engagement incrementally across the Province (and Country?). Even if you don’t think you’re all that knowledgeable of electoral politics, you won’t want to miss this event – it comes down to engaging and mobilizing young people to see that collectively we have a place and power in the democratic process. This is your opportunity to give voter apathy a big kick in the @$%!
Tune up your thinking caps, and bring them along! We’ll be diving into an exciting brain storm and conversation to envision what it will take to get every youth in the province to vote… to have a voice.
When: Thursday, January 20th, 2011 – 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Top secret local to be revealed – email email@example.com to register
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – email firstname.lastname@example.org
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