Apathy is Boring: How one woman is making millennials better citizens
"We're not saying that all young people are lazy," says Caro Loutfi. "But we are saying that a lot of young people are choosing not to engage with the political process."
27-year-old Loutfi, the executive director of the non-partisan charity Apathy is Boring, is challenging the stereotype that millennials are apathetic.
By choosing not to vote, what you're really doing is letting someone else speak for you.- Caro Loutfi, Executive Director of Apathy is Boring
Her mission: to get young Canadians more involved in everything from volunteering to voting.
Loutfi's work contributed to a 20 per cent increase in millennial voter turn-out in the 2015 federal election. Now she's turned her attention to engagement beyond the election cycle, sharing stories of young peoples' civic action in new ways — from outreach on Twitter to a large-scale, five-city outdoor photo projection project.