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Give Your Vote – Ghana, Afghanistan, Bangladesh

Agnes Ageypong

This week, 24 year old student Agnes Ageypong, has headed to Ghana to manage the Ghanaian leg of the Give Your Vote campaign.

Give Your Vote will give people in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Ghana the chance to vote in the UK elections.
Why?

In our global village, decisions made in the UK parliament can have a big impact far from our own shores. When we complain that our political parties are all the same, that voting changes nothing, we’re missing the vital perspective of vulnerable people in developing nations. People whose livelihoods can be destroyed by the stroke of a pen in an anonymous office in Whitehall. If we really believe in democracy, shouldn’t those people have a say over who is in charge of their future?

How?

From 15th March, you – the UK voter – can give your vote via http://www.giveyourvote.org and someone in Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Ghana can use it to get answers from UK parliamentary candidates on the issues that affect them, and ultimately decide who to vote for.

On the eve of the election, Give Your Vote UK participants will receive a text message asking them to cast these votes. The decision isn’t made by a charity or an NGO who think they know what’s best for the developing world, but by the individuals who have to live with the consequences.

Lewisham based Agnes will be based in Ghana for the next four weeks and will be sending regular updates on the progress of the campaign.

If you would like to get involved please visit the http://www.giveyourvote.org.

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