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Equal Voice to Launch National Campaign, Take a Girl to Vote

Apr 19, 2011

 

Equal Voice, a national multi-partisan organization advocating for the election of more women, is launching its Canada-wide initiative, Take a Girl to Vote, in partnership with the YWCA Canada, Apathy is Boring, Girl Guides of Canada, The Historica-Dominion Institute, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, and the Girls Actions Foundation.

 

This campaign invites Canadians to commit to taking a girl or young women of pre-voting age to the ballot on voting day of the federal election.

 

Equal Voice invites women and men to invest in them as engaged voters, potential candidates, and future leaders.  

 

Hear from four female candidates from four different ridings, parties and backgrounds in the Greater Toronto Area regarding why they are participating in this campaign and why Canadians should too.

 

WHAT:               National Launch

 

WHERE:            Queen’s Park Media Studio

 Toronto, Ontario

 

WHEN:              Wednesday, April 20th

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

WHO:                Rachel Barney, Green Party of Canada

 Olivia Chow, New Democratic Party

                         Yasmin Ratsani, Liberal Party of Canada

                         Representative, Conservative Party of Canada 

 

A first time voter and member of YWCA Toronto’s Girls Council will also join us.

 

Spokespersons from partner organizations will be on-hand for media interviews.

 

For more information:

 

Nancy Peckford, Executive Director, Equal Voice 613 292-7941

Paulette Senior, CEO, YWCA Canada  416 962-8881

Deborah Del Duca, CEO, Girl Guides of Canada  416-487-5281

Beverley Wybrow or Beth Malcom, Canadian Women’s Foundation 416-365-1444

Ilona Dougherty, Founder, Apathy is Boring 514.844.2472

Davida Aronovitch, Communications Coordinator, The Historica-Dominion Institute 416- 460-3284

Tatania Fraser, Executive Director, Girls Action Foundation 514 948-1112


 

 

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