Why now?

Throughout 2020, drastic changes to our global system — from COVID-19 and high levels of unemployment to natural disasters strengthen by climate change — were brought to the fore. Given the enormous challenges, it is more important now than ever before to be civically engaged and an active part in shaping the future.

The United States 2020 election brought the challenges of the year to the forefront with increasing pressures on the postal service, and a growing evidence of the variety of ways in which voter suppression tactics disproportionately impact marginalized communities. In countries around the world, potential voters face a variety of challenges to full civic participation, from suppression to a lack of resources.

Peru's  national election this April, and Chile's national election in December, are crucial upcoming opportunities for voters to have a voice in the future of their countries' governance. We believe this is a critical time for the sustainable seafood community to step up and help equalize people’s opportunity to vote.