In a Canadian first, a Vancouver-based social enterprise has launched a new website that allows BC voters to contact their candidates directly, all with the click of a button.
“We live in troubling times, where people are increasingly losing trust in democratic institutions,” said New/Mode founder Steve Anderson.
“I think all of us have a responsibility to reimagine and rejuvenate democracy so that governments work in the interest of those most impacted by their decisions.
“BCvoters.ca is New/Mode’s contribution to this effort and I hope people find it empowering and useful.”
‘Be an empowered voter’
Regardless of what issues are most important to them, voters are invited to to speak up, Anderson explained.
“Whether you care about economic opportunity, government corruption, climate change, the role of big donors in our elections, or a range of other pressing issues – everyday British Columbians should be driving our election agenda, not industry lobbyists and other powerful interests,” he said.
“My hope is that these civic engagement tools help to level the playing field so that British Columbians are firmly in the driver’s seat during this crucial election.”
The BCVoters.ca platform includes “one-click” call, email and tweet your candidates tools, and also the ability to submit a letter about the election to your local newspapers.