I Vote Because…

While citizens in other countries are fighting for freedom of speech and the right to democracy, Canadians have become complacent and apathetic towards voting.

The voter turnout in the 2008 election was the lowest percentage of registered voters ever recorded for a national election in Canada.

That’s why I created http://ivotebecause.ca, hoping to spark a conversation in Canada why voting matters, why every voice counts.

The idea is simple, just complete the sentence; I vote because…

Add your voice to the map by emailing ivotebecause@gmail.com, tweeting #ivoteca, posting on the Facebook page or via the web form.

Let’s show the rest of the world, that Canadians not only enjoy their right to vote, but embrace it.

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead