07 Jun Join in the #SHEvotes campaign
Your voice is powerful. But this Thursday June 8th 2017, one of the least likely groups to use their vote is young women. I don’t know about you but when I first heard this fact my heart sunk. Without a vote our voices don’t get heard and aren’t counted. Please help change that. Join in and show that #SHEvotes
Join in the #SHEvotes…
and help young women realise the power of their vote. Politics has a massive impact on young women’s lives. In a world where they are all too often silenced and marginalised, those behind the #SHEvotes campaign believe it’s time for young women to realise how powerful they are. And I agree, don’t you?
Why this campaign is important:
- ‘Women made up 52% of the electorate in 2015, but many of them did not cast their ballot, and they are 31% less likely vote than men.
- ‘Only 43% of people under 25 voted in the last election, while 78% of over 65s did. In the EU Referendum only 64% of 18-24 year olds who registered to vote actually voted.
- ‘64% of undecided voters are women.’
The campaign was founded by concerned voters (and our new sheroes!), Iris Andrews, Fanny Calder, Bethan Harris and Ella Saltmarshe, who thought young women’s voices were not being heard.
Iris said: ‘We are a group of friends who wanted to do something positive around the General Election. Politics can be so ugly and divisive in this country and we know it’s putting a lot of people off voting. But politics matters to all of us.’
How do you get involved?
Plan your vote: If you plan it, you’re more likely to do it. Might sound obvs but it’s a good reminder. Make voting part of your routine this Thursday – your morning run, on the way to work, or when you’re off to see your friends. Don’t worry, you don’t need your ballot paper to vote, just turn up and use www.wheredoivote.co.uk to find out where to vote. Polls open between 7am – 10pm so you should have time to vote.
Ask 5 friends: You don’t have to tell them how to vote (I’m voting Labour btw), but asking them when they are voting could be the reminder they need to use their vote. If you live nearby, vote together, or meet up afterwards to high five and…
- Spread the word: Take a photo of you writing #SHEvotes on a mirror and upload it to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Share a photo of you at the polling station on election day too please.
More info on how to get involved please go here: www.shevotes.uk