2015 EPCitizen nominee: Sanjana Vijayann

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Everyday Political Citizen Tuesday, August 11, 2015 View Count = 1676

2015 EPCitizen nominee: Sanjana Vijayann

EPCitizen buttonThe Everyday Political Citizen project celebrates positive political role models and builds a culture of positive politics in Canada. Conducted coast to coast to coast, the EPCitizen project aims to recognize the diversity of politics and democracy in Canada, crowd-sourcing hundreds of nominations for political citizens. Read more about the project here, see more 2015 nominations here and submit your own here.

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Nominee: Sanjana Vijayann

Nominator: Margarita Matias Valencia

City: Winnipeg

Sanjana is an inspiring young student and a youth mobilizer who dedicates her life to advocate for anti-poverty programs and to teach her fellow students that their voices count. She doesn't shy away from showing others how to use their voice and get engaged in social issues –she does this by hosting regular advocacy workshops in her university that include the municipal, provincial and federal representatives, and by inviting students to join numerous anti-poverty campaigns. Sanjana’s energy and passion is simply contagious as she uses her voice to improve the quality of millions, especially women and girls, in the developing world. She is an example of how we can amplify our voices and talk to politicians about the issues we want to see championed in the House of Commons. Canada is lucky to have a great advocate like Sanjana inspiring others to get involved in the issues that really matter.


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