Thursday, March 31, 2005

Launch of the Black Manifesto

Launched today in Westminster the Black Manifesto aims to change much in relation to equality within the Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Britain. In addition to this Operation Black Vote has unveiled a report detailing 70 constituencies where if mobilised the BME population could determine the outcome of the election.

Some initial news reports (I’ll post more as they come in, very tired right now from the launch!):

Radical Black Manifesto unveiled

“The 30-page document will call on politicians to stop turning a blind eye to shocking levels of racism in Britain and start taking real action. The coalition of Black-led groups will also unveil four 'key demands' printed on cards which will be handed out to Black voters across the country.” Link

Ethnic vote's key constituencies

“Ethnic minority voters could be "critical" in 71 seats at the next General Election, according to campaign group Operation Black Vote (OBV). Its research has pinpointed constituencies in England and Wales where it says the votes of ethnic minorities could be decisive in determining the outcome at the next General Election.” Link


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