Let's talk about Youth, or (from an obvious outside standpoint) what the distinct lack of it in the Pirate Party.
I've been a member here for just over 6 months. Not too long, I must admit, however I come from a hugely left-wing background, where my father works for a Trade Union and has been a member of Labour all his life... Who also runs (or ran, nfi the state of it atm) a small record label... And hates TPB. Story for another time perhaps.
I was attracted to this place because I believed it was the party for the youth. Supporting votes for 16-year olds, believing the youth should have a say in the goings on in the country, and in this party. It's brilliant, I thought, that coupled with support for people's privacy and reforms on copyright should have a lot of youth here.
However, I've honestly only seen one (possibly another) person under the age of 20 here, or on Mumble (Where I'm sat in General Chat most days). So, if you are young. Come out of the woodwork, show your face. I'll happy to be proved wrong by many people replying to this post. (Or one of the people at the office presenting stats showing different).
But this still could do with conversation. This seems like the optimal party for young people. How do we get more kids involved? If I can remember back to when I joined, I asked Ed (tuoni) about some sort of 'Youth Wing' which doesn't exist. Should this be a thing, or something else. Discuss.