Citizenship comes with rights and responsibilities. The right to vote and be voted for in our democratic dispensation is just one example. Most blacks feel very alienated from the system and are often not engaged. This is a direct result of systemic racism and discrimination. These two evils destroy human soul and make us less engaged.
ACAO is working to change that. Using events, festivals and other programs, ACAO encourages community participation in civic and democratic discourses. We have seen the increase in the number of black candidates for municipal, provincial and federal elections double. The last elections also saw increased in voter turnout for the black community. This is an area we will continue to invest resources in for the next 4 years.
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