It's Our Vote
What if you did not think about you on Monday, September 20?
Wild idea here at volunteerconnector.org as we close in on the federal election next week - what if you did not think about yourself when you cast your ballot next week? Bonkers I know! It is your vote! You're right! You have been issued a card in the mail with YOUR name on it! There are things that are important to YOU! There is a whole platform dedicated to seeing where you land in the spectrum of opinions! Side note: it is worth doing if you have not tried it (https://votecompass.cbc.ca/canada)
Hear us out on the not thinking of you thing though ...
We are in year two of pandemic, things look different depending on where you are in the country but safe to say there is universal languishing. The news and social media can all feel like a lot. We are all tired. So very tired. When you go to cast your vote on Monday it might be worth considering how someone else might vote who maybe might not be able to or who would appreciate if their vote was magnified. Someone whose life might depend on the outcome. We don't have the answers but we do feel strongly that we are all in this together and we have to take care of each other. Here is a very incomplete list of fellow humans who one might consider the views of when participating in democracy:
- someone who lost their home in a wildfire this year
- someone whose relative did not come home from a residential school
- someone who lives in an encampment
- someone who has an opiod addiction
- someone who has had interactions with the criminal punishment system
- someone who navigates the world with a disability
- someone who is new to Canada
- someone ...
... it might even be worth seeking out that person and having a conversation with them before Monday on what they think.
For all the information you need to vote check out Elections Canada.