Support women having an ‘Equal Voice’…‘because it’s 2016!’
Equal Voice has launched a campaign where you can join politicians, business leaders, celebrities, and other passionate Canadians to show your support for electing more women in Canada. While 50 per cent of our Cabinet is now made up of women, female MPs make up only 26 per cent of the House of Commons.
It’s time to change that … because it’s 2016.
January 28th, 2016 marked 100 years since a momentous Canadian human rights milestone was reached: some women in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan were the first in Canada to win the right to vote.
Nearly 100 years later, we celebrated another significant milestone: a first-ever gender balanced Cabinet in the House of Commons. A bold but critical step in changing the political landscape in order to achieve genuine gender parity.
As explained when asked why, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answered simply: “ … because it is 2015.”
It’s now 2016 and Equal Voice, while optimistic about this significant step, is also aware of the hard work that still lies ahead in order to achieve parity in government.
Starting on March 8th, 2016, (International Women’s Day), Equal Voice invites you to celebrate how far we’ve come from that monumental day in 1916 and to lend your voice to our cause going forward.
Just purchase one of our Equal Voice ‘… because it’s 2016’ very cool t-shirts to show your support. It’s easy. It’s fun. And it’s highly visible.
Post a selfie supporting us as you order your t-shirt on-line. We will circulate your photo to thousands of our supporters if you tag @equalvoiceca and #supporther.
Proceeds go to a very worthy project: sponsoring 338 young women (1 per federal riding) in 2017 to participate in two legislative leadership building events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. A deserving worthy cause helping to turn today’s young women into tomorrow’s political leaders.
The deadline is fast approaching so hurry and take part in to be a part of the only campaign in the country where you can show your support for electing more women in Canada ‘… because it’s 2016.’
Let’s do this!