Vote No Hate for Europe on Thursday 22nd May!

LGBT Youth Scotland joins organisations and movements across Europe to call on voters to elect representatives who support equalities and anti-discriminatory agendas this May. ILGA-Europe and ENAR (European Network Against Racism) have joined forces in campaign initiatives between LGBTI and anti-racist organisations ahead of the European election 2014.

‘The European Parliamentary Election is happening across Europe this week. Elections are taking place in a context marked by the crisis and the rise of extremist parties in different parts of the European Union. Exclusion and intolerance represent a real thret for the human rights of many European citizens, in particular members of ethnic, religious and/or sexual minorities.’ ILGA

Voters in Scotland take to the polls this Thursday 22nd of May. Turnout in the 2009 European Election was 34.7% in the UK. Young people are a key demographic in our society, yet their voices are all too often the least represented across age spectrums in politics.

If you are a young voter, or engage with young voters, this video 'Why bother voting?' from the The League of Young Voters gets to the nub of why voting matters. 

Y Vote from UK Young Ambassadors on Vimeo.

This ‘No Hate’ campaign video shares a short and simple message: ensure you vote for equality, inclusion and anti-discrimination this May! We elect people to represent us in the European Parliament for the next 5 years. We can use our vote to help ensure we elect people who will work for a progressive Europe where human rights are upheld for all, and people are treated equally and fairly.

Find out more about ILGA’s No Hate campaign click here.

Not sure how to vote on the day? Find out here.