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2016-06-02 21:33

Voice4Change organized a fiery EU referendum debate in Bristol on the 26th of May, focussing specifically on the racial implications of a Brexit vote. Working in partnership with Operation Black Vote and the Black South West Network, we organized this event to get as many people to register to vote as possible before the June 7th deadline.

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees introduced the event in front of a packed audience, and to thousands of listeners who tuned in on Ujima Radio.

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2016-05-23 16:23

Voice4Change England, in partnership with Operation Black Vote and the Black South West Network, are hosting an EU debate on Thursday the 26th of May.

Running from 6:00 to 8:30 at M Shed, this debate is taking place at a crucial time, with less than a month to go before the EU Referendum.

The speakers will include Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees, and many other passionate Inners and Outers - including Voice4Change director Kunle Olulode.

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2016-05-20 10:33

Voice4Change are putting on a free film screening of Chisholm '72 Unbought & Unbossed at the BFI Southbank this Saturday the 21st of May at 3:00

This is all part of our current focus on democracy, and on getting as many people registered to vote for the EU Referendum as possible. 

The film is the story of Shirley Chisholm, who ran to be the first black female president of the United States back in 1972, long before Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Her story is an inspiring one, and we hope it will get people to feel passionate about democracy.

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2016-05-19 13:34

Turnout for elections has been too low for too long. For an issue as important as the EU Referendum, every vote needs to count. But among young people and BME voters especially, this hasn't been the case in recent times.

Our mission is clear. In order for people to be able to cast their vote, they need to be registered by the 7th of June.

Doing so couldn't be simpler! Just go to bit.ly/V4CEVOTE and you will be registered in five minutes

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2016-05-07 22:08

The Voice4Change AGM returns on the 19th of May 2016, and there is a lot to discuss.

 

With results from local elections around the country pouring in, and the EU referendum drawing ever closer, there has never been a better time to discuss what this all means for BAME communities.

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2016-05-07 19:26

Following a flurry of elections on what was dubbed “Super Thursday” the British political landscape has plenty of new faces in it. Two of the newly elected mayors are from BME backgrounds, and this is a great sign for everyone who is fighting for more diversity in politics.

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2016-05-07 18:08
The Anti-Advocacy Clause to be inserted into charity contracts has been widely criticized since it was first revealed as Government policy. Voice4Change has joined the criticism of this controversial, charity-gagging policy, and written this letter to Matt Hancock, urging him to reconsider the policy. 
 
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2016-04-28 16:14

It’s a Tuesday night in Bristol at the City Academy‘s Fielden Theatre. Eleven of the thirteen candidates standing for Mayor of the city are gathered behind an extended top table in front of a packed live audience. This hustings has been called by the voluntary sector led by Black South West Network and grass roots campaigners ‘Up Our Streets’.

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2016-04-18 21:18

This is part of V4CE's ongoing interview series with candidates from a range of political parties. We do not endorse any political party, or necessarily the views of Peter Whittle

 

The UKIP candidate for London Mayor has argued that having more Grammar Schools would increase social mobility for BAME people.

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2016-04-14 16:37

This is part of V4CE's ongoing interview series with candidates from a range of political parties. We do not endorse any political party, or necessarily the views of Sian Berry

 

The London mayoral candidate for the Green Party has told Voice4Change that she would introduce anonymized job applications for all recruitment to City Hall, including the police and fire service.

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