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Kongres Bošnjaka Sjeverne Amerike poziva Bošnjake u Kanadi da glasaju na predstojećim izborima 19. oktobra ove godine

Kongres Bošnjaka Sjeverne Amerike poziva Bošnjake u Kanadi da glasaju na predstojećim izborima 19. oktobra ove godine

September 17, 2015

Bosnia_canadaGlasanje u demokratskom društvu je najosnovnije pravo koje obezbjeđuje platformu za izjašnjavanje o političkim smjernicama i predstavnicima građana. Pravo glasanja u Kanadi je ustavno pravo svih građana da izvrše svoju dužnost u cilju da se obezbjedi odgovarajuće zastupanje na svim nivoima vlasti. Predstojeći izbori u Kanadi su prilika da se utiče na politiku i društvene promjene s ciljem očuvanja kanadskog kulturnog mozaika. Kanadski Bošnjaci, imaju građansku dužnost da nastoje pomaknuti kanadsko društvo naprijed što je moguće bliže idealima istine, pravde, pravičnosti, jednakosti.

KBSA se nada saradnji s liderima i članovima onih političkih stranaka koje podržavaju ustavna prava kanadskih Bošnjaka i podržavaju napore za istinu, pravdu i stabilnost u Bosni i Hercegovini. Osim toga, kanadski Bošnjaci će podržati one političare koji osuđuju govor mržnje i negiranje genocida u BiH i drugdje. Važno je da kanadsko raznoliko društvo prepozna opasnosti od govora mržnje i na odgovarajući način zaštiti manjine od eskalacije mržnje i diskriminacije.

Izbori u Kanadi predstavljaju ključni trenutak za kanadske Bošnjake, da izaberu predstavnike čija politika će pozitivno uticati na bošnjačku zajednicu u Kanadi i na BiH. Zato je veoma važno za sve kanadske Bošnjake da ispune svoje građanske dužnosti i glasaju na predstojećim izborima i da tako izraze svoje demokratsko pravo na glas i mišljenje.

Kanadski Bošnjaci imaju obavezu da pomognu onima koji podržavaju vrijednosti istine, pravde, slobode i jednakosti. Učinimo to.

Bosniak Canadians must vote in the Canadian elections on October 19th, 2015

September 17, 2015

National Flag of CanadaWe strongly encourage all Canadian Bosniaks who are eligible and registered to vote to participate in Canadian political life and vote on Election Day – October 19, 2015 and thus demonstrate:

1) national-political-democratic maturity of Canadian Bosniak community,

2) interest in active participation in the Canadian political process,

3) willingness of Canadian Bosniaks community to influence election and its results in Canada.

Voting is a privilege that enables every citizen to have a say in how your government is run. Your vote is your voice. It’s one of the most valuable, powerful things we own. Therefore, use it.

The Bosniak community in Canada plays a significant part in the Canadian political arena. Bosnia and Herzegovina as a sovereign state and Bosniaks as a sovereign people deserve their own place in Canadian politics. Canadian elections are an opportunity for Bosniaks to present themselves as politically active and informed constituents in the Canadian electorate. The Bosniak votes may prove significant enough to influence the Canadian political course for the betterment of our communities and of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The Canadian elections are also an opportunity to support those representatives who share our vision of a multiethnic, multicultural, multireligious, unified, democratic state of Bosnia and Herzegovina as an open, free and civil society. This is also our opportunity as a community to participate in the democratic process, to support and elect candidates of our choice who address issues of importance to our community. We hope that in choosing the candidates to support, the community considers the position of the candidates on balanced policies that uphold truth, justice, freedom, liberty and peace for all. Voting is a key opportunity to let our voice be heard. It is not possible to overstate the importance of turnout.  Indeed, as every vote counts, we urge every voter to vote and be part of shaping our common future. Human rights are an integral part of our society and voting is one way to advance it.

We urge all Canadian Bosniaks who are eligible, to register themselves and vote, to fulfill their civic and moral duty and vote on October 19th, 2015.

Do not give up your power. Every vote does count. Make your vote count on Election Day!

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