An anti-turnout campaign was held in Gdańsk called “It will be better in my time”, which is intended to encourage young people to vote. The event was organized by the Inicjatywa Wschód Foundation together with Stocznia Centrum Gdańsk and the European Solidarity Center.
The event took place on Saturday in Gdańsk. Artists supporting democracy took part in it. The program also included panels on how to change public debate.
– We are organizing the “It will be better in my time” campaign because we really believe in it. We want young people to go to the polls on October 15 and vote. It’s about making things better and making politics about us, young people. A lot of people our age are frustrated electionsthat’s why we want young people to see that we can change something – says Aleksandra Łoboda from the Widzialne Foundation.
It is important for young people to go to the polls
She is echoed by Julianna Łoboda, who emphasizes the importance of the upcoming elections. – We know that these elections are very important. We want to show young people in a friendly way that a cool Poland is possible. We focus on listening. We miss it, we miss the conversation, we are very divided. I hope that young people will be convinced to vote, he notes.
In turn, Julia Kaffka from the East Initiative adds that it is important for women, especially young ones, to vote. – I can’t count how many reports I’ve read so far. I dream about these numbers. I don’t remember how many women don’t want to vote and why so few (take part in the elections – ed.), or why so many people want to vote for the Confederation and why so many. One thing is certain, polarization is coming out of the fridge – says the young activist.
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