Community Partners Launch Social Media Campaign to Encourage Voting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2017

Community Partners Launch Social Media Campaign to Encourage Voting

Vancouver –Today, three non-partisan community organizations Civic Education Society, Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. jointly launched “Let’s Vote” social media campaign to encourage new Canadian citizens and long term residents of BC to vote on The May 9 provincial election.

The campaign released a series of videos on social media channels Facebook and Youtube. In the "Let's vote" series, many community leaders share their stories about democracy, rights, election and voting. The World War II veterans Bing C. Wong and Tommy Wong talked about their experience on how they joined the Canadian army to fight in the war and how they fought against discrimination and eventually earned their citizenship rights. Hence, today every Canadian has the equal right to vote in the election. In addition to the veterans, other community leaders, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Chair Grace Wong and CEO Queenie Choo, former Vancouver Police Department Chief Jim Chu, Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University Jan Walls and the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration Society President Winnie Cheung, to name a few, speak in the video series.

The videos are available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Below is a list of stories released today. More speakers will be added to the social media campaign. To access full update list of Let’s Vote videos, please click:

www.Youtube.com  search for Civic Education Society Canada

and

Facebook @civiceducationsociety for Civic Education Society Canada

WW II Veteran Bing C. Wong, Pacific Unit 280
Veterans fought for the Citizenship and Rights
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGaigmh-Qh0&feature=youtu.be

Jim Chu, former Chief Constable, Vancouver Police Department
Sharing his passion about democracy of Canada
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccZHgR-bDwI&feature=youtu.be

Grace Wong, Chair, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Vote in BC election
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAaebR-hyng


Queenie Choo, Chief Executive Officer, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Vote on BC Election 2017
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THHNdlvhXjg
Cantonese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y35qss-v4r8

Tommy Tao, Lawyer
The true values of your vote
Cantonese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK5iREF4BR8

Tung Chan, former Vancouver City Councillor, former C.E.O. S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Voting in election is the right and obligation of a citizen
Cantonese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmYS56fq9VY

Winnie Cheung, President, the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration Society

Learn the history of the Woman Rights, Ethnic Minority Rights in Canada. Do not give up your rights.
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKjcFGe5fyg

Aviva Yang, student of University of British Columbia

Voting means giving yourself the opportunity to choose your future
Mandarin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXwSX1DW06I

Ken Tung, President, Civic Education Society (CES)

“In the past years, CES has worked on a number of initiatives to encourage voters to participate in the elections, e.g. voter registration promotion, voting procedures understanding, election information hotline in partnership with radio station, and public forum. Make your informed decision. If you don't, someone else will make it for you.”

Queenie Choo, Chief Executive Officer, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

“As part of civic obligations, I would urge every Canadian to make sure to take this opportunity to shape the future of British Columbia. Let’s vote on May 9.”

About Civic Education Society

Civic Education Society (CES) is a registered non-partisan, non-profit organization formed 1991. CES actively promotes being good-citizenship, volunteering, and participate in public policy discussions; public engagements and voting in all levels of elections.

About Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society

Our goal is to collect, preserve, document, and commemorate the role of Chinese Canadian veterans in the service of Canada’s military and its impact on Chinese Canadian history and civil
rights. Besides operating a museum in Vancouver’s Chinatown, and organizing tours of our collection, we are involved in several projects capturing the stories of veterans and educating a new generation of Canadians about the sacrifice of these patriotic men and women.

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in British Columbia. It is a charitable organization providing services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth service, business and economic development, health care, housing, and community development. For more details, please visit: www.success.bc.ca .
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Media Contacts:

Ken Tung
President
Civic Education Society
Cell: 604-338-8648
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Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Cell: 778-997-8283
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