Promote the Migrant Vote is a collaborative project organised by Migrants Organise with a number of charities and organisations in the migration and race equality sector. Our purpose is to support migrants and BME groups to engage with the 2017 General Election by providing resources, information and a national framework for mobilisation. We want to ensure that the experiences of our members facing uncertainty, fear and isolation are on the national agenda at this election and that their interests are properly represented.
To support communities, we have created an action kit to assist migrants, refugees and their supporters to mobilise their communities. It provides information on the electoral process, as well as ideas and suggestions for actions and events to encourage people to register and vote. All migrants and refugees, including those without eligibility to vote in these elections can use this guide to organise events and contribute to the democratic process. You can get further information and one to one support by contacting us through the Get Involved tab on this website.
Nearly 16 million people who were eligible to vote did not do so in the 2015 General Election. Many millions of them are not registered to vote or need support to exercise their democratic rights. Many of our communities struggle to participate due to language barriers and a lack of familiarity with the democratic process. In this coming mobilisation, we can help our communities to register, vote and use the election to amplify the demands of migrants.
Promote the Migrant Vote has been organised by Migrants Organise, English for Action, Migrants Rights Network, Migrant Voice, The Monitoring Group, The New Europeans,The 3 Million, Right to Remain and Fun Palaces.
We would also like to thank the following organisations: