This year, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of the first wave of Canadian women securing the right to vote in federal elections. To commemorate this important milestone in Canada’s history and evolution as a democracy, Equal Voice, a national multi-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to the election of more women at all levels in Canada has launched Daughters of the Vote.
We are seeking your help in marking this special occasion and celebrating Daughters of the Vote in the Yukon.
On February 27th, Equal Voice will be in Whitehorse to host an event at the Legislature.
We are looking for young women, between the ages 16 to 23, who represent the diversity of the Yukon, who are interested in an array of issues and who are curious about/interested in the political process.
The young women leaders will be joined by the Yukon Daughter of the Vote delegate, Taneisha Jules, and some of Equal Voice’s staff. We will meet with women MLAs from all parties and will be welcomed into the Chamber by the Speaker of the Legislature. The day will include the opportunity to hear from women in politics, a lunch and tour of the legislature, and a discussion on the importance of women and diversity in politics.
If you are interested in participating, you can apply by sending a short paragraph to Equal Voice’s Senior Researcher firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us a little about yourself, the issues that are important to you, and how you are connected to your community.
If you know a young woman who would benefit from the opportunity to meet with other young women leaders and women in Yukon politics, nominate her by sending a send a short paragraph on why she is a good fit for this opportunity and how she reflects the diversity of the Yukon. Deadline – February 17th at noon.
Thank you for helping us find inspiring, motivated, and engaged young women – future leaders in the Yukon and Canada.
Questions? Contact Grace Lore – email@example.com or 604-290-1952.