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Make a difference’: The new initiatives encouraging Indigenous Manitobans to vote – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202334 Views

Sept. 15, 2023

A “Rock the Vote” campaign is underway ahead of the provincial election to encourage more Indigenous voters to exercise their democratic rights.

The campaign includes initiatives, such as new ID options, which will break down barriers to the voting process.

Standing on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislature, Barb Guimond said she’s never voted.

“I felt we’re not heard anyway,” she said.

But now she wants to be heard and is planning to vote on Oct. 3 for the first time.

“Look what’s happening in our First Nations communities, the MMIW, the drugs, and the crisis. We’re all up against a brick wall and no support,” Guimond said.

Read More: https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/make-a-difference-the-new-initiatives-encouraging-indigenous-manitobans-to-vote-1.6562828

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