Our original mandate as an advocacy group was to advocate for non-partisan voter engagement, or more specifically - to challenge the idea that Youth (18-30) are not interested in Politics. And we did it, local campaigns are telling us there was a huge increase in the Youth vote within Peterborough-Kawarthas. We're proud of this community, proud of this campaign, and excited to continue this conversation. Now we want to hear why you voted, how you heard about us, and any comments you have about the campaign.
What's next for Trent Votes? Over the next few weeks, our mandate will change. We will be challenging students, and the Peterborough Community, to continue to engage past the Federal Election. This means engaging with our MP and Minster of Democratic Institutions, but it also means engaging with community leaders. Our next step will be to build a new conversation: what happens after we vote? How do we continue to engage politically? We're in the process of making this conversation happen with our community partners and youth leaders. If you are interested in getting involved, you can contact Ashley at TUPS@Trentu.ca.
The conversation is far from over.