Voting made easy

A Peacemaking Project by Charlotte C.

What is the injustice we are solving?

Young people not having an active role in democracy. Every young person deserve a say in their future and be fully involved in the process no matter what background. With my project I want to break down some of the barriers that enable us as young people to engage in democracy. I hope to create a stronger understanding of democracy and empower young people to have a voice and a vote . I want to create a booklet breaking down the UK political party manifestos in a non political and jargon free way.

Our Compassionate Solution:

To solve this injustice of Young people not having an active role in democracy.
we will address The language barriers in democracy and party manifestos. Improve the lack of relationships with local councillors and MPs with young people.
by Making a booklet that is clear, jargon free and impartial. This booklet will include all the information needed to equip any voter to have an active role in democracy. Having an democracy workshop where young people will be on a panel and in charge of local councillors and MPs with question time.

Our Project Plan:

Goals

  • To encourage young people to have an active role in democracy and the information to do so

We will increase my / our compassion by...

Speak to as many young people as possible about what democracy means to them the negatives and positives

How will you show courage?

Being resilient working together to make a real difference

How will you collaborate with others?

I will work with the the different youth clubs in my area and connections through uk youth to gather views and hold meetings for brain storm sessions

How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)

How many young people show up to the event do surveys asking how they felt before the booklet to now after reading the booklet about democracy

Key Steps

  • Reach out to other young people to help with this project Read all party manifesto's Do my research Break down manifesto's rewrite so its clear and jargon free collect young people's views to create this democracy booklet Draft booklet and get young people's feedback Create final booklet Organise event to show case booklet and talk about democracy though workshops

Comments:

Adrian B.
15 August 2018 9:46

Hi Charlotte,

How's your project going? Let us know how we can support your work!

Warmly,
Adrian

Meredith H.
7 August 2018 11:40

Hi Charlotte - This is such a great idea to solve a clear injustice. I hope your project is going well. Keep up the good work!

-Meredith

Bahare S.
30 July 2018 3:01

Hi Charlotte
You have a great idea. I think you can get help from people who are professional in the field of politics and democracy.

Adrian B.
5 July 2018 13:31

Hi Charlotte!

I hope you're doing well! I wanted to drop by our (new!) project platform and check in about how your project is going--how are you doing with making a project plan? Let me know if you need any help!

I also wanted to let you know about a timeline we have for a UK-specific challenge that's coming up. We'd love to have you involved!

Completion of Understand Phase & Submit Compassionate Insights by 20th July
Submit Project Plan by 17th August
Submit Mini-Grant Application by 31st August
Submit Reflection by 31st October

Let me know if you'd like to know more about the challenge, and if there's anything we can do to help. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Best,
Adrian

Adrian B.
8 March 2018 12:18

Hi Charlotte! Thanks so much for posting this project. This is a very important issue, and I'm glad you're bringing it up. Are there any young people 24 and under who are leading this project? Looking forward to hearing more! :) Adrian