Operation Black Vote is a non-partisan political campaign, supported by a broad coalition of organisations.

Our main objectives are:

to urge our communities to register to vote;

to enable minority communities to claim our place in British democracy;

to demonstrate a collective community potential that could significantly influence the outcome in many seats at the General Election;

to present politicians with the reality of what it means to be belong to a minority group in Britain and to compel them to address racial inequality;

to encourage them to recognise our unique perspective and positively promote the cultural diversity of British society in the best interests of society as a whole.

The long term goal is to support and empower communities:

Enable and encourage a greater sense of citizenship within minority communities, both locally and nationally;

Encourage greater political involvement through representation in areas of public life;

Promote the benefits of a political and social culture that celebrates difference by partnership building;

Encourage government, the main political parties and opinion formers to make the ideal of inclusive democracy a reality and monitor their progress towards it.