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Press release: First events announced for National Democracy Week

April 20, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: egielqmer.

first_img Faith Forums for London will deliver a five day Civic and Democracy LeadershipProgramme equipping young leaders to participate and engage with our Democracy. During the week, organisations around the country will hold a wide variety of events,including: Over 25 events have been confirmed in eight cities throughout the UK and more are beingadded all the time. Sign up for an event, advertise yours or download our partner pack here.Further informationThe Prime Minister answered a question at Prime Minister’s Question Time on 6June about National Democracy Week. Read the full transcript here. Follow us on social media at #talkdemocracy. The week is being delivered in collaboration with the National Democracy WeekCouncil members, the Cabinet Office and partners across the country. The week will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the PeopleAct 1918 when the first British women over 30 (who met a property qualification) wonthe right to vote and the 90th anniversary of the Equal Franchise Act 1928 whichgranted equal voting rights to men and women. For further information on National Democracy Week, contact the Cabinet OfficePress Office on 0207 276 0436. National Democracy Week events will take place on a national and local level toencourage members of the public to get involved with our democracy, in particularthose from under-registered groups, including young people, BAME groups, Britishex-pats, and people with disabilities. Events can be found here. The first events to inform, include and inspire have been announced for National Democracy Week.A series of nationwide events have been announced today as part of the inaugural NationalDemocracy Week, taking place from 2 – 8 July. The events are aimed at inspiring people ofall ages and backgrounds to participate in democracy and will be organised by charities and community groups across the country.This festival of democracy is being held in July to coincide with and celebrate the 90thanniversary of the 1928 Equal Franchise Act – a further historic constitutional milestonewhich granted equal voting rights to men and women.Proceedings will kick off on the 2 July in Manchester, with the first ever National DemocracyAwards at the People’s Museum. The Awards will recognise the exceptional service of thosewho work tirelessly to increase democratic engagement in the UK.Minister for the Constitution, Chloe Smith MP said: Shout Out UK will host a ‘Women In Politics Hackathon’ inviting up to 100 youngwomen, including influential figures across parties, to come together and tackle theissue of representation in politics. UpRising, the British Red Cross and the Refugee Council are hosting ‘Our Voice’, ayouth-led event focused on refugee and asylum seeker issues in Birmingham andBedford. The Patchwork Foundation is hosting an event to promote positive integration ofunder-represented, deprived and minority communities into British democracy andcivil society. You can find out more about National Democracy Week on the website here. This is a UK-wide festival to celebrate 90 years of equal democratic rights for women andmen. I’d encourage everyone to join in National Democracy Week and participate in anactivity in their local area. Putting on an event in your local scout hut, school hall orcommunity centre is a great way to celebrate and get your local community involved. Our democracy should be inclusive of everyone in society. We hope the fantastic eventsbeing held around the country will inform, include and inspire people of all backgrounds toparticipate in our democracy.” It takes about 5 minutes to register to vote online. To find out more visit this page.last_img read more

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