The Virgin Voter Collective is a non-partisan, nationwide, umbrella effort to connect the many individual campaigns aiming to increase young voter participation in New Zealand. Most 18-24 year olds will never have voted before and in the last election, although the decline in youth voter turnout was reversed, almost half of eligible young people didn’t turn up. The Virgin Voter Collective began in 2014, and is made possible to continue by a passionate team of people united in their belief that youth can be active contributors to the outcome of this year’s election.
THE COLLECTIVE CREW
The team who pulled it all together to make the Virgin Voter Collective happen include:
Campaign Manager and Spokesperson
Victoria University student of Psychology & Law. Total envrio-nerd and compulsive cushion collector. The second Duder woman to grace VVC.
Co-Founder and Campaign Manager 2014.
Modern-day Wonder Woman. CEO of socially and environmentally makeup brand Indigo & Iris.
Law and International Relations student of Vic Uni. Relaxed vegan with a weakness for cheese boards, forever extending her 70’s closet.
Mr Extracurricular: environmentalist, business owner, student and professional actor. Virgo.
Social Media Extraordinaire
Harry Potter-obsessed girl from Manila studying Law & Politics at Auckland Uni. Dedicated to the global cit life and WILL fight climate change deniers.
Learner of Product Design & Business at Vic Uni. Part time American, full time Kiwi. Loves a voting ballot, mac n’ cheese and a fun time.
Video Content Genius
Part of the ‘White Man Behind a Desk’ team and student at Massey Uni.
Resident Statistician #1
Otago Uni student of Law & Arts. Loves a scenic hike and aspires to live by the motto ‘plus est en vous’.
Resident Statistician #2
Psych student at London Royal Holloway Uni. Anticapitalist ebay freak. VVC’s honorary Kiwi.
Creative Think Tank
Media marketing student at Vic Uni, hip hop head and aspiring writer.
Brought on-board to update the VVC site and Candidate app.
Co-Founder of VVC 2014.
Driver of charitable trusts and named one of the most influential people in technology in New York by Silicon Alley 100.
And a huge amount of people behind the scenes who pitched in time, ideas and motivation to make this happen. Thank you all.