Hey Americans, here’s something that we can be happy be about. It turns out that we aren’t the only wealthy democracy that has a hard time getting young people to show up to the polls and vote.
In Canada, youth rights activists are trying to drum up excitement for the next general election, which takes place on October 19.
At stake is the future of the country, as the Conservative Party hopes to maintain their 10 year lock on power.
During the last general election in 2011, less than 39 percent of young people aged 18 to 24 voted. At the same time however, 75 percent of people aged 65 to 74 voted in the race.
The group VoteSavvy thinks those numbers are all wrong and set out to dramatically increase youth turnout for the 2015 election.
They released this funny video explaining why young people shouldn’t let their parents make all important decisions in their lives, including in the dating and political spheres.
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Cover Photo Credit: Vote Savvy/ Screenshot of Youtube