Posts from ‘#Vote16BC’

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Why labour groups support lowering the voting age

10.16.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Election - BC 2020 |  Guest Writer

By Theresa Mah, Vote 16 BC campaigner Already vulnerable workers deserve a voice, and a vote Workers under the age of 18 balance a lot — family time and responsibilities, academics, extracurriculars — on top of one or more jobs that may or may not cover their expenses. One in five British Columbians under 17 […]

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Teen organizers welcome Greens’ commitment to lower the voting age

10.15.20 | #Vote16BC, Election - BC 2020, Media |  Nahira Gerster-Sim

October 15, 2020 For Immediate Release Teen organizers welcome Greens’ commitment to lower the voting age VANCOUVER – Youth fighting for the right to vote are celebrating today’s commitment to lower the voting age in B.C from Sonia Furstenau and the BC Green Party during the leaders’ debate on CKNW. Vote 16 BC is a […]

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Where is the NDP?

10.13.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Election - BC 2020 |  Guest Writer

By Vote 16 BC campaigner Megan Lawson Less than a year after voting in support of lowering the voting age, the party is M.I.A. In November 2019, I was at the British Columbia New Democratic Party convention. That week, an overwhelming majority of delegates, including then-MLAs and now-candidates, voted to support lowering the voting age […]

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“The next four years and beyond”

10.06.20 | #Vote16BC, Election - BC 2020 |  Nahira Gerster-Sim

How British Columbia’s youth are facing this election head on – even without the right to vote. Since last March, the lives of Canadian youth have been uprooted and torn apart. Our classes were moved online, we couldn’t safely spend time with friends, and our spring break plans were cancelled. Six months later, we’re all […]

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Climate activism in the COVID-19 pandemic

09.01.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Organizing |  Katia Bannister

Youth took to the streets in March 2019 to demand climate action. One year later, their activism looks very different. My name is Katia Bannister. I am a seventeen year-old youth climate activist, Vote16BC campaigner and community organizer in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. After months of reading about it online and hearing about […]

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If I could vote

08.14.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary |  Jenny Tindall

How giving youth a ballot will turn the tide on climate Global warming. The rapid decline of our environment. Air pollution. Water pollution. Mass extinction of species. This all feels as though it should only ever be a horrific scene unfolding in a nightmare. We wake up and hope it’s not really happening. Unfortunately, this […]

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Representation matters: LGBTQ+ youth deserve the right to vote

06.25.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary |  Katia Bannister

The “queerest generation yet” could change the face of justice and rights for the LGBTQ+ community As a sixteen year-old in the year 2020, I am honestly and rightly terrified of what the future holds for me. In my lifetime I will live out the consequences of inaction on climate change and long-term government debt. […]

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We Face So Many Crises. Let Youth Lead, Serve and Vote

06.24.20 | #Vote16BC, Climate, General, Op-Ed |  Seth Klein

Friday, June 26, at noon PDT, join Dogwood and Seth Klein for a free webinar preview of his new book “A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency”. RSVP here. They’ve proven their power, determination and ability to mobilize. Hand over the reins. Originally printed in The Tyee. As the world confronts the global […]

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