Thursday, February 17, 2005

Jesse Jackson to launch Black Manifesto

A coalition of BME orgs have got together and come up with a black manifesto for the coming election. I’ll post a copy of it as soon as I get my hands on it (I’ve seen early drafts but the final details are still being worked out) but a date for the diary (at least news wise) is the launch. It will be held on the 9th of March in Friends House, Euston (North London) by the much respected civil rights activist Jesse Jackson.

“Reverend Jackson will jet in to mobilise Britain's black vote at a central London rally next month. The US civil rights hero agreed to headline the conference called 'the politics of power' on 9 March. Organisers Operation Black Vote (OBV) believe Rev Jackson will help Britain's black communities realise they could be the deciding factor in up to 70 marginal seats.”

Blink has the first report here.


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