Katrina Jones is a musician and writer living in Vancouver, BC. Her band, Crush-popers Belle Game, are currently recording their sophomore record. When she’s not making music or writing, she runs her Social Media/Creative Agency along with her partner, aimed at growing and cultivating the local Vancouver music scene.

1) Why does voting matter to you?
“Voting is such a vital and important right. It’s something we can so easily take for granted in Canada. There are so many countries around the world where people can’t exercise their right to vote. ESPECIALLY women. I grew up in Quebec, and  am fortunate to have been raised in an environment where the importance of voting is very much ingrained in you at a young age. Voting is important because I think everyone’s voice should have a chance to be heard.”
2) What is one thing you’d like to see happen over the next five years – either here in YVR, or nationally?
“I’d like to see more attention paid to our environment, our missing and murdered Aboriginal women and our economy. (Sorry, that’s more than one thing)!”
3) Can you name a time you felt part of a movement or cause? How did that community come together? What did that experience feel like?
“I volunteer with Megaphone and feel as though what they do is so important. Like voting, they provide an outlet to anyone who may feel like they’re not being heard. Every time I participate in something Megaphone related, I feel better connected to my community and more empowered to make change.”
4) If you could say one thing to today’s youth about the importance of voting, what would you say?
“Don’t lose your chance to tell your government what you think! This opportunity only comes once every 4 years and only happens in only the most privileged of countries. Don’t take this for granted.”
5) Will you pledge to vote #InAdvance?