WE Speak Your Opinion

October 31, 2018 - 459 views

Municipal Elections have now been completed, for better or worse, all over Essex County. Some people are happy with the results, others, not so much. In the inevitable post election analysis by many, the topic of low voter turnout is one of the first things mentioned. What can we do to increase voter turnout?

My belief is community engagement and education are important factors. We all have opinions and ideas, but more often than naught, lack the avenues to share and discuss what we have to offer. WE Speak is looking to change that.

Starting Monday November 8th, we will begin publishing Community Editorials from a diverse group of citizens all across Windsor and Essex County. Traditional printed columns will be posted here on the WE Speak website and shared across our Facebook and Twitter social media channels. Every Tuesday evening at 8 pm we will also host a live radio show with the author of each weeks editorial to delve deeper into the subject matter. The shows will then be available after through a podcast distributed through channels such as Itunes and Google Play.

We're looking for the good, the bad, the ugly, the inspirational, the aspirational and everything in between. Our goal is to make this panel as diverse and far-reaching as possible.

If you're interested in sharing your thoughts with the community, please send an email to pauls@wespeak.ca, comment below or message us with your contact details and any subjects you may wish to write about. You don't have to limit yourself to the subjects you list, we're just seeking to get a sense of what people want to share. Our goal is to launch with at least 10 Community writers to ensure that not only do we get a widely diverse range, but to not place any undue timelines on participants.

When WE Speak, You're Heard.