What is YouthVote?
YouthVotePhilippines is a network of progressive, reform-minded youth groups and organizations working toward voters’ education and empowerment. It is an alliance pushing for a 2016 issue-based elections, using the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) known as the Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) as a framework, a baseline measure of human development. It is also a call-to-action for Filipino youth to become engaged and involved in nation building. It aims to develop online and on-the-ground programs and events that will give young Filipinos the power of the vote and a clear voice for their collective aspirations.
What do we do?
Its four-point program agenda consist of: 1) voters’ registration; 2) on-the-ground voters’ education and engagement; 3) an online portal for comprehensive candidate information; and 4) the development of a youth agenda for policy-making and action.
What do we want to achieve?
YouthVotePhilippines gives Filipinos, particularly the youth who comprise majority of the voting population, the tools to make an educated vote that they can stand for. The group aims to give credible and comprehensive information and does not and will not tell people whom to vote for.
How can young Filipinos help/join the campaign?
You and your friends can contribute by helping the campaign in various ways. You can start from registering and continuing by getting involved in our activities. Please like us on Facebook by searching YouthVote Philippines. You may also follow us on Twitter @yvoteph and subscribe to our Youtube Channel, youthvotephilippines. Visit our website at www.youthvotephilippines.com and leave your comments. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiries or give your numbers and email addresses if you want to get involved and link up with other civic youth groups engaged in things that interest you.
We all have friends we like talking to. We belong to organizations and groups and barkadas. Our organizations work with other organizations. Organize a kwentuhan session for your organization and invite friends and members of other orgs you’ve worked with. Start with the question, “What do we love about (your province or city)?” and let the conversations take a life of their own.
When we realize what it is we love about our communities and our nation, it becomes something we would want to sustain and nurture. It also becomes easier to see what we do not want to happen. Your group may feel very strongly that elections and voting are two things that the youth and young professionals in your area can become involved in and you may already have activities you are doing for youth empowerment. YouthVote is more than willing to connect with you and find ways we can partner. Let’s link up, start a conversation and see how we can help each other.
Facebook Account : https://www.facebook.com/youthvotephilippines?fref=ts
Twitter Account: @yvoteph