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Student union aims to get CNC voters registered

With less than 100 days to go to the provincial general election, College of New Caledonia Students’ Union activists are gearing up to register College of New Caledonia students under the banner “Rock the Vote BC.”

“We want Prince George students’ voices to be heard, so we are helping to register students to vote and telling candidates where we stand on issues important to us,” said Burton Alexis, Aboriginal Students’ Representative of the College of New Caledonia Students’ Union. “We want to see politicians make bold commitments to policies that improve life for students and our families.”

In the last election, there were more than 500,000 eligible voters under the age of 34 who did not vote. With campuses in over 25 communities in B.C., a mobilized student vote could easily have an impact on the outcome of the election.

Rock the Vote BC is a non-partisan voter registration campaign to increase voter turn-out among B.C.’s university and college students.

“From record high tuition fees to transit to the environment, College of New Caledonia students have a lot invested in the outcome of this election,” said Katie Marocchi, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students-BC.

Students held a voter registration and cake-cutting event yesterday, in the CNC atrium to highlight that there are less than 100 days until the next provincial general election.

The College of New Caledonia Students’ Union is comprised of all students attending the College of New Caledonia and has been active since 1978. The Union is also Local 13 of the Canadian Federation of Students, Canada’s national students’ union.

 

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