We Will Meet at the Elections – 2020

We Will Meet at the Elections – 2020

“We will meet at the elections” – this slogan concluded the “Together Against Occupation” rally on Rustaveli Avenue on June 20, 2020, and subsequently became the name of the movement’s pre-election campaign.

According to the agreement reached between the government and the opposition parties on March 8, in which the “Shame Movement” played a significant role, the 2020 parliamentary elections in Georgia were held under a semi-proportional system. increase citizens’ involvement in politics and voter activity, the organization launched an independent pre-election campaign, “See you at the elections” – GOTV, with young people as the primary target segment.

Celebrities — actors, journalists, writers, and others—participated in the campaign. Through vlogs, they spoke to citizens about the need to vote, explained the significance of the new electoral system, and, most importantly, encouraged them to be active in the elections.

In addition to the series of vlogs, the “Shame Movement” prepared a series of pre-election videos to increase public motivation to participate in the elections.

Poster Competition

As part of our pre-election activities, we organized a poster competition exclusively for youths. This was not just a creative outlet, but a platform for your voices to be heard. The winning posters, chosen by a jury of esteemed individuals, were awarded a monetary prize, recognizing the value of your contribution to our movement.

The winning works were displayed as posters in various gathering places and streets across Georgia and distributed as stencils.

It should be noted that the participation of citizens aged 18-35 in the 2020 parliamentary elections increased by 11% compared to 2016.

My Choice is the Law

Despite the pandemic, Georgian citizens demonstrated the highest civic responsibility and achieved one of the highest turnouts in the semi-proportional elections on October 31, where 1,970,540 people cast their votes. The majority voted against Bidzina Ivanishvili’s regime.

The “Shame Movement” did not recognize the election results as legitimate due to threats, intimidation, bribery, and Georgian citizens’ lack of trust in the CEC. They demanded a recount of the votes: “The process of recounting the results should be conducted transparently—with the participation of political parties, international, and local non-governmental organizations.”