Daughters of the vote

Watch EV's video "Dear 20 year old me" featuring 13 women MPs to promote 'Daughters of the Vote' youth engagement initiative

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Thanks also to the Government of Canada (Status of Women & Canadian Heritage) for their financial support.

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Joan Weinman

Principal, The Melbourne Group

"Hillary Clinton recently said that 'the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.' I became a national board member for Equal Voice because I would like to help 'finish the business' of attaining greater gender balance in all levels of government in this country. I not only believe we can ... I believe we must."

Gretchen Kelbaugh

Producer/Director of "Menocracy"

"My great-aunt, Canadian Gertrude Harding, was the head of Mrs Pankhurst’s secret bodyguard during the militant women’s suffrage movement. Her spirit and I salute the work of Equal Voice."

Jennifer Mowbray

Advocate

"Everyone’s life is affected by politics and so everyone should be part of the process. Equal Voice is about ensuring women’s voices and ideas are heard."

Nicole Foster

National Chair Equal Voice

""Being a part of Equal Voice is an incredible opportunity to support and engage with a diverse community of women leaders. Their leadership is essential to our democracy.""

Avril Benoit

Humanitarian Aid Worker

"Canadians are in no position to hector others on their discriminatory practices against women unless we show, through the meaningful representation of our elected officials, that women have a role in decision-making for the greater good. "

Lana Cuthbertson

Equal Voice Alberta North Chair

""Let's get to 50 percent.""

Amy Kishek

Law student, University of Ottawa

"It's about damn time."

Etana Cain

Legislative Assistant, Office of MP Craig Scott

"You can call Equal Voice, and they will always be there - not only to explain how politics works for women - but to support female candidates and advocate for change. To me, EV is crucial to ensuring we build a parliament that better reflects the diversity of our country."

Michal Harewood

Former National Youth Chair, Equal Voice

"Young women are our future and engaging them now is key to ensuring a balanced and vibrant democracy going forward."

Dr. Hedy Fry, MP

Vancouver Centre Liberal Party

"We need more women at all levels of government in order to make better and more balanced public policy decisions. Women still face multiple barriers to running for elected office, and it is important that elected men and women encourage, mentor, and support them."

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