Future Majority is a new, national non-partisan group that is mobilizing young Canadians to make their voices heard in the political process. Future Majority has been holding sessions in St. John’s, talking to students on the MUN campus about the issues that matter to them, and encouraging them to get out to the polls.
Lea Movelle, the NL Lead for Future Majority, says for the first time in 100 years the 18-35 demographic will outnumber the older generation. The group is building a collective of young voters to demand representation across party lines.
Movelle says they’re committed to having face-to-face conversations with young people in their neighbourhoods and on campuses.
She says some young people are being overlooked in the process.
She says some young voters don’t have landlines and aren’t on party lists. She doesn’t think that youth aren’t interested in voting—it’s just that politicians aren’t reaching them.
Lea Movelle spoke with Paddy Daly on the VOCM Morning Show. Listen below: