Bite The Ballot #TakePower 7 April [email protected] YOUTH democracy movement, Bite The Ballot (BTB), is excited to support to Operation Black Vote (OBV) as part of its national eXpress tour across Great Britain, which aims to get more BME people on to the electoral registers. BTB Community Engagement Officers (CEOs) in Nottingham , Coventry and Birmingham will be organising sessions of BTB’s democracy education resources ‘ The Basics ’, training local students and community workers to deliver voter engagement workshops, and inspiring younger citizens to register to vote in some of the highest areas of under-registration in the country. OBV eXpress bus in Old Market Square, Nottingham Michael Sani , BTB co-founder and CEO, welcomed the opportunity, saying: ‘ BTB Community Engagement Officers are looking forward to supporting the tour by sharing their engagement techniques with activists on the ground, and training new ambassadors to deliver peer-to-peer voter engagement activities in these crucial days ahead of the 20 April registration deadline ’. Rachel Armitage, BTB’s Nottingham CEO, said: ‘ The sun has come out in Nottingham today - and so have potential voters. We’ve had a very busy day in Old Market Square, with lots of people registering who weren’t intending to vote in the General Election. I’m looking forward to keeping the spirit of the eXpress tour alive by taking fifty young activists to the launch of the Kenny Report 3, and then training them to register people in their own communities ’. - Tuesday 7 April - Old Market Square (til 16:00) Wednesday 8 April - Asda Hyson Green (morning); St Ann's Valley Centre (afternoon) Bite The Ballot #TakePower 7 April [email protected] Theodora Oloruntomi, BTB’s Coventry CEO, said: ‘ I’m really looking forward to the eXpress bus tour stopping in Coventry. This collaboration will make our voices much louder and will ensure that many missing voters are registered ahead of 7 May. I’m especially pleased that the Positive Youth Foundation who’re also attending a #DeCafe event - and the Youth Council will be supporting our registration drive.’ - Wednesday 8 April - BTB-PYF #DeCafe event Thursday 9 April - Broadgate , Coventry City centre (time TBC) Saturday 11 April - BTB-YC train-a-trainer workshop Sawsan Bastawy, BTB’s Birmingham CEO, said: ‘Registering to vote is crucial if you want your voice heard at the 2015 General Election. We must all work together to encourage our friends, families and colleagues to register ahead of the 20 April deadline and inspire them make a positive impact in their community: the eXpress tour and BTB’s #DeDay on 15 April are perfect opportunities to do so’. - Tuesday 14 April - locations and times TBC Wednesday 15 April - BTB’s #DeDay 2015 ENDS. - Contact @BiteTheBallot #TakePowe r @OpBlackVote #eXpress . E-mail [email protected] for BTB CEO queries. E-mail [email protected] for OBV queries.
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