#WomenVote NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION - Suggested Tweets

September 20, 2015

Join the #WomenVote National Day of Action on gender equality

Suggested tweets and directions for the National Day of Action:

 #WomenVote NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – Sunday, September 20, 2015

While the conversation will be tracked for the whole day, the focus will be from 1 PM - 4 PM EST (10 AM – 1 PM PST). During this time we encourage all who are interested to tweet using #WomenVote in combination with the hashtags #elxn42 and #cdnpoli. It would also be acceptable to tweet at/to the federal leaders and other political candidates (here is a list of current MPs & MLAs http://politwitter.ca/page/canadian-politicians-on-Twitter):

@ElizabethMay

@JustinTrudeau

@PMHarper

@ThomasMulcair

Or tweet at/to the federal political parties:

@CanadianGreens

@CPC_HQ

@liberal_party

@NDP_HQ

 We also encourage people to change their social media profile picture for the day, using this Twibbon: https://twibbon.com/Support/womenvote

Tweets can be about any women’s issue.  They can include links to articles, pertinent facts, or just be simple statements. The point is to dominate the political conversation on Twitter for the day. To enable tracking of the conversation please make sure at least the #WomenVote hashtag is included (this will allow us to share with the media how large the conversation was on September 20).

 Below are some suggested tweets to be used as templates or inspiration:

#WomenVote @ElizabethMay what is your party doing to further women's equality?  Women’s rights are human rights! #elxn42 #cdnpoli

#WomenVote @JustinTrudeau what is your party doing to further women's equality?  Women’s rights are human rights! #elxn42 #cdnpoli

#WomenVote @PMHarper what is your party doing to further women's equality?  Women’s rights are human rights! #elxn42 #cdnpoli

 #WomenVote @ThomasMulcair what is your party doing to further women's equality?  Women’s rights are human rights! #elxn42 #cdnpoli

#WomenVote Ask your local candidates what their party will do to further women’s equality #elxn42 #cdnpoli 

#WomenVote Before voting ask your Party for their policy on women’s equality-Women’s issues are human rights issues #elxn42 #cdnpoli

#WomenVote Put gender equality back on the political agenda: economic equality, freedom from gender-based violence #elxn42 #cdnpoli

#WomenVote Sexual harassment in military & RCMP. Date rape culture on the rise. Gender equality not a done deal #elxn42 #cdnpoli

#WomenVote Sexual harassment in military & RCMP. Date rape culture on rise. Gender equality is a human rights issue #elxn42 #cdnpoli

#WomenVote so why aren’t political leaders talking more about women’s issues? #elxn42 #cdnpoli

#WomenVote Stalking of girls online. Missing/murdered Aboriginal women. Gender-based violence is a human rights issue #elxn42 #cdnpoli 

#WomenVote Stalking/bullying of girls online. Missing & murdered Aboriginal women. Gender equality not a done deal #elxn42 #cdnpoli 

#WomenVote we aren't a special interest group-we're half the population-Women's equality is a human rights issue #elxn42 #cdnpoli

#WomenVote Women are 50% of population but occupy only 25% of seats in Parliament. Gender equality is not a done deal #elxn42 #cdnpoli

#WomenVote Women earn less than men, are underrepresented in corp board rooms. Gender equality is not a done deal #elxn42 #cdnpoli

First Canadian women got the federal vote on Sep 20, 1917 - #WomenVote – women’s equality is a human rights issue #elxn42 #cdnpoli

Articles to tweet:

Women’s issues ‘invisible’ this election, warns group #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/08/24/womens-issues-invisible-this-election-warns-group.html

 Yes, Women's Equality Is Still a Political Issue #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/Oxfam-Canada/are-canadian-women-equal_b_8049232.html

 Most poor women in Canada are working, but can’t earn enough to lift out of poverty #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.canadianwomen.org/facts-about-poverty

Canadian women who work full-time earn 71 cents for every dollar earned by men #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.canadianwomen.org/facts-about-poverty 

Females account for 92% of sexual assault victims in Canada #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85f0033m/2010024/part-partie1-eng.htm#h2_9

 UN human rights committee slams Canada's record on women #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/un-human-rights-committee-slams-canada-s-record-on-women-1.3164650

Canadian actresses earn just under $25,000 a year, 39% less than their male peers #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://behindthenumbers.ca/2015/02/26/all-your-wage-gap-questions-answered/

The wage gap is a thing. It exists. It is the face of discrimination. #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://behindthenumbers.ca/2015/02/26/all-your-wage-gap-questions-answered/

 Federal parties ignore women voters at their peril #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://behindthenumbers.ca/2015/05/21/whos-your-special-interest-now-federal-parties-ignore-women-voters-at-their-peril/

Canadian elections hinge on women – at the polls and behind the scenes #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/01/canada-elections-women-campaigns

Event in #YVR on Sep 24 > Women's Equality & Federal Election #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli https://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards/events/events1/2015-2016Fall/whyyourvotecounts.html

Fantastic voter's guide to women's issues in Canadian election #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://iwrp.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Final-Womens-Issues-2015-Voters-Guide-IWRP.pdf

Unsolved murders of indigenous women reflect Canada's history of silence #MMIW #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/jun/25/indigenous-women-murders-violence-canada

This Women's Work Is Never Done #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2015/03/07/Women_Work_Never_Done/

104 Years Later Women Still Demand and Deserve Better #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/rosemary-mccarney/international-womens-day_b_6769464.html

An electoral call to arms for a ‘ridiculously powerful’ demographic #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://ipolitics.ca/2015/08/27/an-electoral-call-to-arms-for-a-ridiculously-powerful-demographic/

Ending violence against Aboriginal women & girls must be a priority #MMIW #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.amnesty.ca/sites/default/files/imagecache/slideshow500x350/parliament_mmiw_0.jpg

Only 20% women legislators: we want planet 50-50 by 2030 #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://unwomencanada.org/planet-50-50-by-2030-step-it-up-for-gender-equality/

Gender gap in Canadian film & TV industry [REPORT] #womeninfilm #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.womeninfilm.ca/_Library/images/Focus_on_Women_2013_CUES.pdf

Why there are still too few in women in STEM #womeninstem #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.macleans.ca/society/life/why-there-are-still-far-too-few-women-in-stem/

Women hold only one in five corporate board seats in Canada #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.canadianbusiness.com/innovation/women-on-boards-catalyst-global-survey-2015/

Time for true diversity in corporate boardrooms #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/10/20/time_for_true_diversity_in_corporate_boardrooms.html

Report Identifies Gender (IN)Equality in Canadian Film & TV Industry #womenvote #elxn42 #cdnpoli

https://www.actra.ca/main/press-releases/2013/06/ground-breaking-report-identifies-gender-inequality-in-the-canadian-film-television-production-industry/

Syrian refugee crisis is a women’s issue - 75% of refugees women & children #womenvote #cdnpoli #elxn42 http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/syria.php

Canada can do more for Syrian refugees (75% of which are women & children) #womenvote #cdnpoli #elxn42 http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/09/03/we-can-all-do-more-for-syrian-refugees.html

Canada's response to refugee crises today a stark contrast to past #womenvote #cdnpoli #elxn42 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadas-response-to-refugee-crises-today-a-stark-contrast-to-past-efforts/article26223762/