As the federal election officially kicks off, one British Columbian non-profit organization hopes to increase this year’s voter turnout.
The Energy and Democracy Director of the Dogwood Initiative, Kai Nagata says they’ve launched an initiative called “Vote BC”.
He says he hopes this initiative can start political conversations and encourage people to vote.
“We’ve got 2800 active volunteers on 57 different teams around the province who want to know how to get into those conversations and really engage their neighbours and their friends in getting out to vote.”
“There is one thing that gets people re-engaged and talking about the democratic process and that’s basically these conversations with their neighbours and family and friends about their values and their aspirations for this country.”
Nagata says specifically in B.C., this election is extremely important in terms of the environment and the economy.