Blacks don't vote...


Blacks don’t vote... but if we did we’d change our world

Operation Black Vote, with the help of the media giant Saatchi and Saatchi have made an audacious late voter registration and turnout campaign poster and website: Blacksdon’

Too many people from Black and minority ethnic minorities communities don’t vote, but if we did we could easily decide who wins next month’s election.  Think about that for a second, we could decide who wins and who loses on June 8th!

How, why? For example, in 31out of 50 of the most marginal seats in the UK, the numbers of BME electorate dwarfs the majority by which the seat was won.

Croydon Central was won by the Conservatives with only 147 votes.  In that area alone there are over 30,000 BME voters. Other big margins include Brentford and Isleworth, which was won by Lab with only 465 votes,  and a BME electorate of 39,000, Ealing Central and Acton 274 votes and a BME electorate of 36,000. And there are many others.

So ‘Blacksdontvote, but if we did:

·We demand our Gov address  Black youth unemployment-running at 50%

·We’d demand Govt. address BME poverty which is twice the national average

·We’d demand more BME teachers, professors, and school governors

·We’d demand that big business see us beyond cleaners and security guards

·We’d demand an end to police  dragnet ‘ Stop and Search’

·We’d demand Gov have a Race equality Strategy

·We ‘d demand Banks lend our small businesses money

But you can’t vote unless your registered, which by the way takes three minutes

Hollywood Actor Riz Ahmed - Star wars fame- and Jamal Edwards –SB. TV fame- about our communities having a voice and have made videos to encourage and engage.  If you’d like to make a video and send it to us about what we could do if we used our political power to changes things. Start the video, ‘Black people don’t vote, but if we did....

Here’s where to go:

Simon Woolley