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Windsor Votes 201 – What is your pledge?

Maybe you couldn’t come out and help your fellow Windsorites solve some voting themed puzzles in order to stop a zombie plague from taking over our democratic system – yes, this is a thing that happened at Gino A Marcus community centre on July 19th. The fun doesn’t end there.  You can still be a part of it. I will include much of the presentation, links, and information presented at Windsor Votes 201. Alana and Kayla from Ford City Neighbourhood Renewal let us know how to make sure we are registered voters, find our wards, and have a greater understanding of what are rights are for taking off work and riding on the bus for FREE with our voter registration cards!

However, the real way to get involved is to make a pledge. With low voter turnout happening in our priority neighbourhoods and a municipal election coming up, now is our opportunity to make sure that our elected officials are representing us by making sure we and our neighbours are voting. The decisions that are made in Council Chambers impact our day to day life, perhaps more than you realize. There is a very good chance that the things that frustrate you about your neighbourhood are directly influenced by your Ward Councilor and Mayor, not to mention the rest of Council.

Yes, your vote is important, but it goes beyond that. We need to inspire our neighbours to go out and vote. What is stopping them – lack of knowledge, mobility issues, not knowing their rights for taking time off work? What can you pledge to do to help solve those hurdles? The people who came out to Windsor Votes 201 pledged to do several things (see the pictures below), and you can as well. Visit our office locations and make your own pledge to help increase voter turnout in Windsor!

Here is an example of a delegation before Council that amused the participants at Windsor Votes 201. What’s good about it? What isn’t?

Windsor Votes 201 Presentation

Here are some pictures of people who pledged.

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Coordinator of The Intiative: Glengarry to Marentette – a United Way Centraide of Windsor – Essex funded neighbourhood improvement strategy – Patrick has been working in community development since June of 2013. With a demanding work and life schedule, authoring blog posts is a good way to pursue his passion for writing, photography, and community building.

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