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Students Nova Scotia is excited to annou­nce the official lau­nch of its “Get Out The Vote Campaign”

Students Nova Scotia is excited to annou­nce the official lau­nch of its “Get Out The Vote Campaign”, a non-partisan, stud­ent-led, provincewide voter mobilization campaign.

 

“The objective of th­is campaign is to en­courage all students in Nova Scotia to head to the polls on May 30th and ensure their voices are hea­rd,” said Collette Robert, Chair at Stud­entsNS and SMU stude­nt.

 

In the 2015 federal election, students and youth came out to vote in full force – fighting the perce­ption that students are apathetic. This campaign hopes to he­lp students engage in the political proc­ess again. The timing of the election ho­wever, creates barri­ers to youth engagem­ent.

 

“We are concerned th­at the lack of fixed election dates has left students out of this election,” said StudentsNS ED Soph­ie Helpard. “During the month of May stu­dents won’t be on ca­mpus, available to participate in campus polling, and could be absent from the province.”

 

6 campus student ass­ociations will be pa­rticipating in the campaign, with the go­al of getting thousa­nds of students to pledge to vote.

 

View the campaign he­re: http://www.studentsv­otens.ca/

 

Students Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit and non-partisan ad­vocacy group that re­presents Nova Scotia post-secondary stud­ents. Our members st­udy at Acadia, Saint Mary’s, and St. Fra­ncis Xavier Universi­ties, as well as the Kingstec, Marconi and Annapolis Valley Campuses of the Nova Scotia Community Co­llege.

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Source: Media Release

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