Friday, June 17, 2022

Final Push is on for Taylor Bachrach's Vote at 16 Bill for consideration of House of Commons

Taylor Bachrach is making a push for signatures for his petition
towards his Vote at Sixteen initiative
(Photo from MP Bachrach's twitter feed)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach is in the home stretch of raising. awareness for his private members bill initiative to reduce the voting age to sixteen for Federal elections. 

With the MP making a push this week to spur on supporters of his bill to sign a petition to reach the 500 signature threshold to be tabled in the House of Commons.

The deadline to reach that mark is June 20th.

In a twitter message the MP highlighted the work ahead towards having his bill work its way through the House of Commons .

"It's going to be up for its own vote in the House of Commons on September 21st so we have just a few months to build momentum and convince as many members of Parliament as possible to support my bill. 

So one of the things that you can do if you want to help is you can sign the petition ... Please sign the petition we have only five more days to get 500 signatures, we're almost there it's going to make a real difference, thanks so much for all your support"

The link to the petition referenced by the Skeena-Bulkley MP can be accessed here.

Some background on his quest to lower the voting age to allow sixteen and seventeen year olds to vote

Taylor Bachrach champions youth ovote as part of introduction to Right To Vote at 16 Act in Parliament

You can follow the progress for his initiative through the House of Commons website.

More notes on the work of the Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP can be explored through our archive page.

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