Women were the majority of voters in the last federal election. Yet, the last time federal party leaders publicly debated the issues that specifically affect women and girls in an election campaign was over 30 years ago. Since our launch in the fall, Up for Debate has appeared in newspapers across the country. We have over 1,400 likes on our Facebook Page and our #upfordebate / #placeaudebat hashtags have reached the feeds of over 1,000,000 people on Twitter!
The New Democratic Party and the Green Party have agreed to participate in the debate, but we continue to wait patiently to hear from the Liberal Party of Canada and the Conservative Party of Canada.
Help us to ensure that all parties take issues that affect women seriously. You’re invited to join Up For Debate in the next phase of our campaign by signing our petition asking Prime Minister Harper and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau to commit to participating in a nationally broadcast debate focused specifically on women and girls during the 2015 federal election campaign.
After you have signed the petition, please take the time to share it through Facebook, Twitter, or email. You can also help collect signatures for our paper petition
Thank you for lending your support for a Canada that takes equality seriously.
Spread the message on Twitter:
Ask @pmharper and @JustinTrudeau to participate in an election debate on women and girls. Sign the petition: upfordebate.ca/take-action
From discrimination to violence – these issues affect women and girls. Sign the petition for a federal debate: upfordebate.ca/take-action
Join us in calling on all federal party leaders to participate in a nationally broadcast debate on women and girls: upfordebate.ca/take-action
Call on federal party leaders to participate in an election debate on women and girls: bit.ly/1uriAmB #upfordebate #cdnpoli
Spread the message on Facebook:
In the 2011 federal election over half a million more women turned out to vote than men. Yet issues that matter to women in Canada received little attention in the election debates.
From discrimination to violence, leadership to employment, the pay gap or sexual harassment—these are issues that affect women and girls and matter to all Canadians.
The New Democratic Party and the Green Party have agreed to participate in the debate. Sign the petition asking Prime Minister Harper and Liberal leader Trudeau to do the same. upfordebate.ca/take-action