We'll be back later this week with some reflections on the campaign, but it is important to take one moment to thank some supporters:
- The Retired Teachers of Ontario (who provided funds for the buses, and our fantastic posters/marketing).
- All of the candidates & campaigns: who provided us with their time but also support and suggestions to improve our outreach.
- The Political Studies department at Trent University for their ongoing support in our efforts to make political knowledge relevant to the Trent student body.
- Trent University's media team - who connected us with local media, and provided great coverage throughout our campaign at TrentU's website.
- To Trent University's Senate, who passed a motion to allow for academic consideration and the time for students to vote on Monday.
- Trent Radio & our various hosts and friends there. Thanks!
- The Trent Central Student Association office staff who helped with our marketing, answering questions, etc.
- CBC Ontario Morning: who gave us a fantastic platform to reach a new audience.
- The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) who provided great election materials, and supported our campus campaign.
- The Trent Grad Student Association & CUPE.
- Dr. Stephan Hill- who encouraged first year students in ERS to engage in political discussion.
- Our volunteers - without you, this never would have happened.
- All of the colleges who helped spread the word about voting, in particular Gzowski College - who helped plan and execute the exciting 'Meet Your Party' event - a highlight of the campaign.
- IT & The Trent Athletic Complex, who made our debate a reality.
- Kawartha World Issues Centre, who showed us how art is political and opened an important conversation on political issues with us.
- Be the Vote who provided information on voting to Canada, and helped get the word out on voting barriers.
- Samara Canada, who published a key study dispelling the idea of 'Youth Voter Apathy' and gave further evidence to our claim.
- Vote Savvy - who helped plan a Vote Mob and excitement for election day.
- To Housing services at Trent University, who stayed open late to help students on residence get the ID required to vote (this was a amazing act of support).
The Federal Election campaign, but the conversation will continue. Stay tuned to the Trent University Politics Society and TCSA for future campaigns - and more information on how YOU can be politically involved (even outside of elections!).
With kind regards,
Ashley Fearnall & Hilary Stafford
Coordinators of Trent Votes (Federal Election) 2015