Posts Tagged ‘youth vote’

UBC is Go for Vote MOB

April 13, 2011

You know that votemob thing we mentioned? Looks like someone is going to make it happen.

The Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117463898334533

The blog post from a UBC prof?http://hummingbird604.com/2011/04/13/ubc-vote-mob-rock-your-vote-wed-apr-20th-1200-1400/

Anyone else buzzing about it? Will there be a video? What’s the plan, is it secret? Are you excited?

Whatever makes you happy so long as you

  1. tell EVERYONE
  2. you go to the vote mob (unless you have an exam thatsokdontgoskippin)
  3. you vote on May 2

U to the B to the C

Get your Vote On.

Find out more about votemobs at leadnow.ca

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UBC Needs To Have a Vote Mob

April 9, 2011

Update!: There is so going to be a UBC VoteMob

A federal election is coming in just four weeks. That means you’ll still have time to think about voting after your exams are over.  If young people actually come out this election and vote at the same rate of the rest of the population it will have a huge, unpredicted impact on the outcome of the election.  There is a lot at stake this election that should be important to young people.  The current government has been fundamentally disrespecting the democratic institutions of our country and has made a lot of policy choices that young people need to think about in terms of their long term benefit.

One of the most exciting things happening this election is a new movement called Lead Now. They are gathering opinions from the people of Canada about what is important to them and they’ve come up with four broad types of issues that are important to Canadians: Health, Environment, Economic Opportunity and Equality and, wait for it, Democracy.

If you agree with these topics, or even if you don’t, you owe it to yourself to stand up and be heard this election.  They aren’t expecting young to vote so your opinions are not part of the predictions or something the party leaders worry about. So UBC needs to make a loud statement that this is a place that cares about democracy and this election, young people are going to do the unexpected and vote. We need to have a vote mob.

And Just to get you riled up to here are two videos. Rick Mercer’s call out to young people to vote. And the University of Victoria’s (WHAAAA????) awesome video for THEIR vote mob.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t think we can let them have a more awesome vote mob than us (hint: it’s easy to beat nothing)


Maybe these people could make a video?

Your move UBC.

Update: some thoughts on why Arcade Fire has the perfect song for a votemob lipdub.