Why #votingmatters chat – join us!

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With just over a week until International Women’s Day, we’d love you to join our next Why #votingmatters chat on Sunday 1 March 2015.

#Votingmatters is a new campaign from #Emilymatters, which champions gender equality and encourages young women to vote, ensuring that legacies of women, such as suffragette Emily Davison, are not forgotten.

The chats are led by young people and open to all in the UK and beyond. #Votingmatters globally.

Working with a core team, the Why #votingmatters chat format is constantly under development in response to your feedback. We’ve got some exciting new plans for the chats in April.

We’ve also got a very special #Votingmatters campaign as part of #IWD2015. More information on the way very soon!



If you’re UK and haven’t already registered to vote, you can do so online now in under 5 minutes.

Not sure if you’re already registered or if you have any other questions about it:

– Contact your local Electoral Services Office.


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The chat begins at 6.30pm on Sunday 01 March 2015.

We’ll be using a specific hashtag for the chat #vm15chat  – that’s currently unique on Twitter. This will make it easier to follow the chat, especially if you haven’t joined one before.

New to Twitter chats?

Here’s a great tip from @YEUKYouth:




Take a look at our Intro to Twitter chats blog or get in touch with via @Emilymatters with any questions about how it works.

Our Twitter chat overview: 

  • Format: 30 minutes
  • 3 questions
  • Follow @Emilymatters for the questions & RTs
  • You can also take a look at the #vm15chat hashtag
  • Reply directly to the question or to another response & include #vm15chat in your tweet
  • The chat is moderated – but if you see an inappropriate tweet, please let us know @Emilymatters

If you’re new to a Twitter chat and would like some more information, take a look at our Intro to Twitter chats blog or get in touch with us @Emilymatters and we’d be happy to help.


With only 39% of women aged 18-24 voted in 2010, it’s time for #DeedsANDWords.


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#Votingmatters globally

We’ve had contributors from America, Canada, Europe and Asia. Wherever you’re based, it’d be great to hear what you have to say.

Together we can make a positive difference, just like the suffragettes, whose creativity and solidarity saw them through the worst of times and brought about change for good.


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If you’re a 21st century suffragette who believes that #votingmatters follow the campaign on social media for updates, including details for the next Why #votingmatters Twitter chat:



Wherever you are from, whatever your age or background, your voice matters.


Join us on Sunday 01 March 2015 GMT & follow @Emilymatters.


Kate Willoughby
Actor & Writer of Emily Wilding Davison play To Freedom’s Cause



Emily Davison’s legacy is for life, not just for 2013.

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  1. Alix Bartlett Cook says:

    All my life 54 years I have been told that women are going to be, are equal with men. Rubbish! We don’t even really have equal pay yet. Most women are still chief carers, chief child raiser and do 90% of house work in most households. Until we have parity in our own government,homes and change our education system we are will never really be equal. We still have to stand up and be counted, now more than ever. Make their legacy count. Vote.

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