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Youth Focus Election Debate

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25 August 2014
Youth Focus Election Debate

Political candidates will be asked to share what their party’s policies can do for young people; and to listen to the voices of youth, at a youth focussed election debate to be held at Western Springs College on Tuesday 2 September.

The event, Youth Focus Election Debate, aims to both educate and excite young people to vote.

Organisers Isabella Lenihan-Ikin (18), Matariki Roche (15) and Agnes Wong (22), are three young Aucklanders who are actively interested in the engagement of young people in politics.

“During the lead up to the election, many questions have been raised about the future and the legacy that will be left for young people. However the majority of people whom are currently being heard will not be those feeling the full effect of the election result. Young people, people of our generation, will be the ones seeing and living the real changes that this election will bring.”

The debate will be facilitated by Richie Hardcore, who is highly involved with in youth issues in Auckland. The event will provide an opportunity for young people to ask pressing questions about how each party will address youth issues, helping them make an informed vote come election day.

At least nine candidates are expected, mostly from the electorates of Central Auckland, Epsom, Mt Albert and Tamaki Makaurau. Jacinda Ardern from the Labour Party and Gareth Hughes from the Green Party are both confirmed to attend, as well as representatives from National, ACT, NZ First and Internet-Mana parties.

Miss Lenihan-Ikin, Miss Roche and Miss Wong encourage young people to attend and participate at the Youth Focus Election Debate.

“These candidates have chosen to attend and represent their respective parties at this event because they are all supporting an election that listens to the voice of young people”

Youth Focus Election Debate

Where: Western Springs College hall
When: 6:30pm Tuesday 2 September, with debate starting at 7:00pm
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/770360336355376/

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