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Promote the Vote Engagement Leader Training

October 08, 2015

Become a Promote the Vote Engagement Leader!

Do you want more of your friends, family, neighbours and coworkers to be politically engaged? Do you want more dialogue in politics? Do you want to make sure people feel heard in political conversations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, volunteer as a Promote the Vote Engagement Leader!

Engagement Leaders use dialogue (an approach to communication focused on listening, understanding and respect) to get people they know more involved in politics and the political process. The training will cover:

- An introduction to Promote the Vote
- An introduction to dialogue and how to use a dialogue approach, including active listening and speaking from values
- Interactive activities to help you prepare for conversations with people who are not politically engaged

The training is free, but registration is required as there are limited spaces available.

This event is made possible by support from RADIUS and the SFU Sustainability Office.

Promote the Vote is a non-partisan movement of everyday Canadians trying to increase voter engagement through dialogue with each other. Founded in 2014, Promote the Vote began from two simple ideas: everyone knows someone who does not vote (voter turnout was only 61% in the last federal election) and everyone listens to people they know and trust. Traditional outreach campaigns try to speak directly to people who do not vote. Promote the Vote takes a different approach, asking people who already vote to go one step further and encourage their friends and family to be politically engaged too.

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