National Week of Action
In light of the upcoming Federal Elections, Apathy is Boring, Democratic Engagement Exchange, along with hundreds of other community organizations across the country have joined forces to create the largest non-partisan voter engagement campaign in Canadian history: Canadian Vote Coalition. The Coalition’s mission is simple: to increase new voter turnout by sharing tools, resources, and insights that’ll foster democratic engagement in communities across the country, who in turn will tell their friends, who will then tell theirs, who will…you get the drill.
Our Democracy Week begins on September 8 and culminates in the National Day of Action on Sunday September 15th, 2019, the International Day of Democracy. This is a week for us to activate together across the country to engage our communities to connect what they care about to the federal election. The action can be as small as pizza and politics in the park, a Vote PopUp, or as big as a concert for thousands.
Direct, in-person engagement is the most successful way to get individuals to continue to participate. Activating on the same day boosts visibility and increases the ability of our coalition to connect with as many potential voters as possible leading up to the election.
Our own commitment for the #DayofAction at AisB
We commit to covering the meals of 500 youth across the country willing to break the conventional ‘no politics at the dinner table’ rule. You read that right: Our #TableTopics movement is not only asking you to bring politics to the table, we’re facilitating it.
If you’re a (non-partisan) organization or individual planning to host something different during Democracy Week or on the Day of Action don’t forget to use #TableTopics and tag us so we can share your initiative with our nation-wide community.
“The International Day of Democracy provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world. Democracy is as much a process as a goal, and only with the full participation of and support by the international community, national governing bodies, civil society and individuals, can the ideal of democracy be made into a reality to be enjoyed by everyone, everywhere.”
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