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2010 Election, Our time

In the next four weeks Britain’s Black and minority ethnic communities can make the biggest political statement ever seen in this country. A statement that will not only demand social and racial justice, but also a  great demand on ourselves to be the very best we can be for our families, our communities and our nation.

Part of that process is to be politically empowered. First we must ensure everyone we know  is registered to vote.  Particularly, in this once every five year cycle, politicians and their parties gravitate towards those who will decided their fate.

And it’s in this election that the fate of the political leaders and literally hundreds of political candidates could be decided by our vote.

This then is our time. The Black Manifesto, written by BME individuals and their organisations,  sets out our political agenda for justice. There will be meetings, debates and political hustings, that we will inform you and you us. Watch this space: http://www.obv.org.uk

The work we all do over the next four weeks will set a marker not just for whoever takes power on May 6th, but for an empowered BME  generation committed to making a difference wherever we can.

Simon Woolley

OBV Director

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  1. To help make your decision on 6 May, some of you may be interested to read a series of papers by all three major parties on race equality ahead of the election, published by the Runnymede Trust

    http://www.runnymedetrust.org/projects-and-publications/appg/runnymede-platform.html

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