National Week of Action
In light of the Federal Elections, Apathy is Boring, Democratic Engagement Exchange, along with hundreds of other community organizations across the country joined forces to create the largest non-partisan voter engagement campaign in Canadian history: Canadian Vote Coalition. The Coalition’s mission was 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 began on September 8 and culminated in the National Day of Action on Sunday September 15th, 2019, the International Day of Democracy. This was 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 could have been 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 committed 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.
Hundreds of youth across Canada gathered around dinner tables during Democracy Week or on the Day of Action and used #TableTopics to tag us so we could share their initiative with our nation-wide community. Here is our TableTopics menu!
“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.”