Voting for people from our own communities allows someone who understands the true community needs and lived experiences to be a decision-maker. A strong relationship to the community can help create safer spaces, better opportunities, and a stronger economy.
Voting does more than just elect officials, it promotes community resilience by addressing key issues that affect children and families such as access to services and supports and funding for schools and playgrounds.
Electing people with diverse experiences is key for equitable representation in government. Children and youth see that they, too, can run for office and serve their community no matter their background or identity.
Voting is a powerful tool that shows how important and strong our voices are. Youth get opportunities to develop opinions and see that others have opinions too, supporting emotional growth