Singing and strategizing: Election Soundup Episode #1

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Election Soundup is a short weekly election roundup of things you should know as the October 19 election approaches. It's a quick 15 minutes so you can easily listen during one of your coffee breaks.

On the first edition:

Story #1: The inspiration for the Election Soundup podcast came from Maya Bhullar, who is the coordinator of the Lynn Williams Activist ToolKit for rabble. Maya has been compiling a special section of the ToolKit called GoVote.

Story #2: If you go to the rabblepedia section of the Lynn Williams Activist Toolkit, you'll find a whole bunch of information about various actions and organizations related to the election. One of those organizations is LeadNow, an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada. Amara Possian manages Leadnow's election campaign initiative, Vote Together.

Story #3: Charly Chiarelli is a Kingston- and Hamilton-based actor, songwriter and kick-ass harmonica player. He asked us if we wanted a song for the rabble podcast network about the election. And of course the answer was yes. So thank you Charly and his sidekick Seven String Sam for this wonderful theme music for's Election Soundup. A few words from Charly ..

.. and finishing up with an extended edition of Charly's brand new song "Gotta Vote," specially composed and performed for's Election Soundup.

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