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Youth applaud BCFED resolution to lower the voting age 

11.26.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Media |  Dogwood

November 26, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Youth applaud BCFED resolution to lower the voting age VANCOUVER – Democratic reform advocates are celebrating a vote by BC Federation of Labour delegates to support lowering the voting age in British Columbia. The resolution passed by a wide margin Thursday morning, making the BCFED the latest labour organization […]

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John Horgan stole my right to vote

11.20.20 | #Vote16BC, General |  Katia Bannister

Amid intersecting crises, Premier Horgan made a decision to call a snap election – kneecapping young voters. By October 21, 2021 — what was meant to be the next provincial election date — I would’ve been eighteen. Instead, this past September Premier John Horgan called a snap election – the first in 34 years. My […]

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Dogwood Live – B.C. Election 2020 Reaction

10.26.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Ban Big Money, Climate, Election - BC 2020, Indigenous rights, Podcast, Strategy |  Dogwood

Recorded on October 24, as the results of the 2020 B.C. election rolled in, Alexandra Woodsworth, Kai Nagata and Lisa Sammartino share their perspectives on the outcome and how it will impact climate action, youth engagement and Indigenous rights. Watch the video: Listen to the podcast:

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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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