Young people are often the generation with the lowest levels of voter turnout, not just in the UK but across the world. At the same time, they are a generation which is increasingly political, using the internet to organise high profile campaigns on racial and environmental justice. How can we harness this energy to ensure that young people are having their voices heard at the ballot box? This was the original question which WebRoots Democracy focused on back in 2014. At this event, we will be looking at the question again with Labour Member of Parliament, Abena Oppong-Asare, and leading youth organisers in the UK.
Abena Oppong-Asare MP (Labour Party)
Mete Coban MBE (My Life My Say)
Rachael Farrington (Voting Counts)
Khadija Said (WebRoots Democracy)
This event is part of the WebRoots Democracy Festival. Find out more at webrootsdemocracy.org/festival.