On October 5, Brigette DePape and other young activists will “Storm the Dorm” at university campuses to boost youth voter turnout during the 2015 federal election.
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Rick says it would be ‘a seismic shift” if young people turned out in force to vote. Let’s hope they heed his words.
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Bridget DePape and youth activists begin cross-country “Storm the Dorm” university campus campaign aimed at boosting youth voter turnout during the October 19 election.
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Free to dream, I’d be left of Jeremy Corbyn. But we can’t gamble the future on him
Here is a comment I made re an opinion piece in the Guardian by Polly Toynbee…
This is an oddly similar discussion to one happening in Canada today..but we are just beginning the election campaign to . . . → Read More: Left Over: To The Left, To The Left…Second-Guessing The Youth Vote
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I have written several past posts on the fact that for the most part, youth do not vote, largely because they see nothing on offer from any of the major parties dealing with their issues. The problem, of course, is that as long as they remain a minor presence at the polls, their issues will . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Site Young Voters Should Visit
Regarding this article in the Globe & Mail: Dear Young People: Not Voting? No One Cares. Politicians need to take a chance and talk to youth and aim policies toward them too. And, at the same time, youth need to start talking to the politicians. However, one of the problems, unmentioned here, is the corporate . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Who Cares About The Youth Vote? Certainly Not The Corporate Media.
Regarding this article in the Globe & Mail: Dear Young People: Not Voting? No One Cares. Politicians need to take a chance and talk to youth and aim policies toward them too. And, at the same time, youth need to start talking to the politicians. Ho… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Who Cares About The Youth Vote? Certainly Not The Corporate Media.
The potential of the youth vote, about which I have written several times on this blog, is, without question, great. The fact that only a low number of young people turn out to vote should be a source of grave concern for all those who desire real change in Canada.
Sadly, those low . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Sidelining The Youth Vote
A cynic might say that Joe Oliver’s thinly-concealed plan to double the contribution limits of the Tax-Free Savings Account to $11,000, despite the fact that it will benefit only the affluent, will ensure the re-election of the Harper regime. After all, this is a government that has made a virtual art of appealing to . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: What A Cynic Might Say
With less than two weeks to go before the Scottish independence referendum a new poll has shown the YES side ahead for the first time. Some 51% of those who have made up their mind and intend to vote back an independent Scotland while 49% plan to vote no, the YouGov poll suggests.The poll . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Scottish Independence: The Triumph of Hope Over Fear
Sometimes I think that getting Canadians to take any kind of political action is like that swan trying to get the wooden ones to follow. Because we must be one of the most democratically complacent people on Earth. But even in this frigid spring, even in Harperland, the winds of change are blowing.
. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Harperland and the Winds of Change
In this week before the U.S. election, noted film maker Errol Morris had a great short film that ran in the New York Times. It’s about voting and is meant to encourage people to get to the polls. He does it in a light and humorous way by coming at it from the other . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Reasons to vote
Next to Stephen Harper achieving a majority government, for me the deepest disappointment in the recent federal election was the relatively poor voter turnout. Despite some really creative efforts to mobilize young people to become participants in the… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: To Vote Or Not To Vote
WTF? The unthinkable happened. After over 1600 straight loses, the Greens have won a seat! Green Party Leader Elizabeth May took Saanich Gulf Islands from Gary Lunn. It’s a breakthrough!
…or is it?
Elizabeth May’s plan to focus the entire Green Party on serving–electing her has led to the loss of many members. The campaigning . . . → Read More: The Quantum Buddha’s Blog: May Wins! : ) Greens Lose! : ,
Hey “YoungPeople™”, I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this but…there are a LOT of old people around. By young people I’ll be very broad here and say everyone who is young at heart and/or under 35 (I’m in there somewhere…ahem). Basically, the people in the 1950′s were so happy after the war that they […] . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Old People Vote Like Crazy, Now Will Crazy Young People Vote?
How would you feel if this guy came running into your election voting station and said that the election you were holding was illegal? Meet Michael Sona – the infamous “students at U of G voting is illegal” guy. He’s the guy that tried to grab a ball… . . . → Read More: Youth Suppression
This is an atrocious story out of Guelph:No votes cast Wednesday in a special ballot at the University of Guelph should stand, according to the Conservative Party of Canada. The party wrote … . . . → Read More: Conservative’s Making Sure the Youth DON’T Vote
I just looked into these vote mobs that LeadNow is encouraging young people at campuses around the country to create. I noticed Guelph and a few others already had some videos up. The UVic video is a lip-dubbing extravaganza. This prompted me to suggest that UBC has got to do one of these. But really, students […] . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: This month of May don’t just stand there with your arms folded tight
I don’t know if this will really surprise anyone, but it’s just another instance of the unprecedented hostility Harper’s Conservatives hold towards anyone with opposing views. It’s the kind of openly hostile environment that leads to rogue supporters committing despicable acts.
It’s especially prevalent because of how much media attention the youth vote has been . . . → Read More: Jacked Up: Youth-anize the vote!