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Amanda is an elementary school teacher, a dedicated volunteer on political campaigns, and the founder of PoliticsNOW, a grassroots organization that aims to engage, encourage and support women in municipal politics in Northern Ontario. 

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Teacher’s college graduate creates organization to support women in politics

Amanda Kingsley Malo has been keen about politics for as long as she can remember. But as she got more involved as a political volunteer in her teens, she became more baffled by the demographics.There just weren’t that many female candidates. And that bothered her.

Nickel Belt MPP to share her political experiences

PoliticsNOW will be hosting a new speaker series that will feature women who are community leaders and change-makers.

we are canada video

Only one out of nine city councils in Northern Ontario has gender parity. Amanda Kingsley Malo is changing those numbers. Thank you to CBC for featuring us on their We Are Canada series, to White Pine Pictures for spending two days with us and to Ryerson University for organizing the #WeAretheChange contest.

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And the winner of CBC's #WeAreTheChange is...

After a flurry of submissions, finalist selections and weeks of voting, Chelmsford, Ont., teacher Amanda Kingsley Malo emerged victorious. 

Chelmsford teacher named finalist in CBC's 'We are the Change' project

'I've had several women that have said 'Thank you, this is the push that we needed,' says Kingsley Malo

Teacher finalist in change-maker contest

As much as Amanda Kingsley Malo enjoyed her own venture into politics, she also came to understand how it could be a frustrating, even daunting experience for women, particularly at the municipal level.

#WeAreTheChange: Amanda Kingsley Malo

Amanda Kingsley Malo is encouraging more women to run for office. Amanda Kingsley Malo is changing the political landscape of Northern Ontario. Her goal: to help more women be elected into government.

Amanda Kingsley Malo is encouraging more women to run for office

In honour of Canada 150, CBC put out a call to people ages 19-40 who are making a difference in their communities. 


Open Letter to Mayor Bigger and Greater Sudbury city councillors

We kicked off our letter writing campaign to drum up support for the organization by writing a letter to Mayor Brian Bigger and city councillors.

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Sudbury teacher forms group for northern Ontario women politicians

Amanda Kingsley Malo started Politics Now to encourage more women to pursue political careers in the north.