The Virgin Voter Collective is a non-partisan, nationwide, umbrella effort to connect the many individual campaigns aiming to reverse the decline of young voter participation in New Zealand. Most 18-24 year olds will never have voted before and in the last election almost 60% them didn’t turn up. The Virgin Voter Collective is enabled with the support of ‘The Shoulder Tap 100’ – a group of changemakers brought together in 2014 to work on major initiatives to make New Zealand a better place.
Our advisory council is made up of great young New Zealanders who may be partisan but are working in unison with the VVC to ensure we reverse the decline of youth-voter turnout this election.
Young Nats Vice-President.
Community Board member on the Christchurch City Council, Founder of the Student Volunteer Army and Trustee of the Ministry of Awesome.
Blogger, Writer, Artist.
Chair of Princes Street Young Labour.
Who’s behind this?
Dozens of members of The Shoulder Tap community contributed ideas to this campaign. The team who pulled it all together to make the Virgin Voter Collective happen include:
Campaign Manager and Spokesperson
Canterbury Student of Commerce +Law. Inventor of useful apps since ‘13. Driver of VVC.
Resident Entrepreneur at the B Team. AUT University Adjunct Professor. Virigin Galactic Astronaut in Waiting. Founder VVC.
Social and Internal Communications
Communications graduate from AUT and New York based sidekick to Derek Handley.
Libra Sagittarius Rising.
Law and Commerce student. Works in Corporate Finance, sings in a Glee Club
Builder of strategies that create a brighter future for people, planet and profit.
Long Term Strategist
Socially conscious banker.
Storyteller and media contact.
Chair of driving team
Tech lawyer by day, road cyclist by night.
Bringing people together who have the same common goal.
And others who wish to remain anonymous. Thank you all.