YMA IS CROWDFUNDING FOR #XXVOTE CAMPAIGN
We are proud to announce that we are launching a crowdfunder campaign in association with Amor Magazine to raise money for a national campaign made by young people to encourage young people especially young women to register to vote.
Please pledge your support and find out more info here http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/XXVOTE-Campaign
In the 2010 General Election only 51% of young people aged 18-25 voted and less than half of those were women. It is estimated that there are a further 750,000 young people still not registered.
After a consultation we discovered young women are often confused and overwhelmed by politics, or are simply uninterested because of both a lack of political literacy in our education system and a lack of policies that represent them.
“I’m not registered but I want to vote..I just dont know how” Talia, 18
We want young people especially young women to realise that registering and voting means they will get the issues that matter to them discussed in parliament and they will also form part of a democratic society.
We need your help to raise £5000 in order to build a national campaign that can reach 3.5 million 18-25 year olds. All our content is made by young creatives under 25 and we want the campaign to be underpinned by a powerful film that can go viral and some great looking graphics.
A new online voter registration system has been introduced. With the deadline for registering to vote looming on April 20th the clock is ticking to restore the rights of young voters in Britain.
Stella Creasy MP supporter of the campaign said ‘at present only a minority are registered to vote and intending to take part so it’s too easy to overlook their concerns. This project is backing young women fighting to change this – they are determined to make sure young women’s voices cannot be ignored.’
‘It is crucial for young women to take responsibility of their future and the decisions that will affect them’ Ruby Mae Moore, 23 Editor of Amor Magazine
This project is designed to address this crucial issue within our society’s democratic deficit by targeting those least likely to participate to ensure that they are given a voice in the 2015 election – we will do this by using our network of over 180 youth media platforms including radio, print and online magazines and online TV channels.
This is such an important issue. How can we call ourselves a democratic society unless everyone is involved?
Please, we need your help. Please pledge today.
Massive thanks to all the people who have pledged so far! Please keep spreading the love guys!
Per Settergren Sørensen