Bite The Ballot hold a conference at London’s parliament in Westminster.
On the 29th of March, Bite The Ballot a grass roots organisation set up to combat, the lack of youth involvement in politics held a conference at London’s parliament. The gathering was attended by a variety of artists and political figures alike. Amongst the amazing people there we spoke to poets’ Dean Atta and Pauline Pearce (the poetic preacher and the heroine of Hackney). Pauline is truly an inspiring women who has just become a councilor, and what we need in politics as she is a straight talking person that has lived a real life.
The evening was alive with the exchange of ideas contacts and enthusiasm for a common course, that of uniting and empowering the forgotten generation’s. We made our way through Westminster Hall – the oldest part of parliament over 900 years old, coronations have been held there and even the trail of Charles the 1st. This place belongs to us all, it felt as if holding the event there that we were claiming some of parliament back for the youths of our country.
E2E is backing the Bite The Ballot campaign; we will be supporting them April 14 at the Ministry of Sound, Elephant & Castle; to raise awareness on the lack of youth voting. BE THERE! WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Check out the #YouthVoteLondon video after the jump featuring the likes of Noel Clarke, Estelle, Alesha Dixon and Ashley Walters.
For more information go onto www.bitetheballot.co.uk/