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Election: Movement Struggles and Media Tools

election: Upon closer examination, social media tools, in spite of their potential pitfalls and flaws, take electoral politics far beyond the obligatory act of voting to facilitating the building of robust electoral online social movements, according to Rabble. The 2015 federal election demonstrated that through building a social movement, elections allow for shifts not only in leadership, but also in the values and priorities of a nation. While voting is often seen as a perfunctory task, we should be identifying each election as a site of struggle where real change can happen. In many respects, social media has changed the relationship between the individual private act of casting a ballot and public social movement struggles for political change. Writing in 1950, he defined citizenship as having multiple dimensions civic rights connected to individual freedoms, political rights such as voting and engaging in the political process, and social rights which are recognized as our collective social, economic, and cultural rights. Prior to 2015, political engagement in Canada fluctuated at low levels, far from T.H. Marshall's idea of a robust and engaged citizenship. ( As reported in the news.