Community leaders in Peterborough have message for non-voters

Peterborough This Week |

Groups are pushing to get people informed and out to the polls this October.

While public debates have their place in election cycles, a group of organizations in Peterborough are trying something different to improve political engagement.

Care. Hope. Vote! is a campaign and web resource being launched by 19 organizations in Peterborough meant to inform non-voters, improve awareness of local issues and provide information on the voting process.

Here’s what some of those community leaders had to say:

Joëlle Favreau of YWCA Peterborough-Haliburton

“I work with a lot of people who talk about not being so connected to elections in general because they feel their voices don’t matter.

“It’s important for people to vote because we need all the perspectives to make policy that is fair to all.”

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