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College of New Caledonia Students’ Union looks to Influence the Vote

With the federal election underway, the College of New Caledonia Students’ Union has begun work on the new get-out-the-vote campaign, Influence The Vote. 

The Influence The Vote campaign has been officially endorsed by 33 students’ unions across British Columbia, with some located in other provinces across Canada. The goal of the campaign is to encourage voter participation amongst the youth demographic.

“Youths are the assets of any country, and their role towards nation-building cannot be ignored. In a democratic country like Canada, it becomes all the more important for the young people to know their rights and duties well and also to participate in the democratic process,” said Harman Sandhu, the Chairperson of the CNCSU. 

In this federal election, the largest voting bloc are young voters 18 to 35 years old, which will bring significant influences on deciding the future of the government.

“Youth is the backbone of our nation. Youth are the future leaders who will shape our country and empower change in every community,” Sandhu said. “It is imperative, therefore, that every young person understands their responsibility and makes their voice heard. We recommend you join and be part of the campaign by going to www.influencethe.vote to get voter information and to help inspire your friends to join us at the polls.”

The Influence The Vote campaign launched on August 16 across the British Columbia Federation of Students and will run until the end of the elections. People who are interested in learning more about this campaign can go to www.influencethe.vote to officially sign up for updates on how they can use their vote to make change across the country. 

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