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Democracy Month

 

All throughout June, we’ll be celebrating the power of democracy. So whether its voting, the freedom of speech, human rights and human wrongs, its pro’s and cons as well as its origins and ongoing evolution, make sure you tune in and contribute to our discussions on why democracy matters.

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We The People

  • We wanna know who your heroes and sheroes of Democracy are and why?
  • We wanna know what’s your sound track to Freedom?
  • We wanna know if you had the power what one thing would you change?

 

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Momentous moments and movements:

June is packed with an amazing array of great local events, anniversaries and international days and we’ll be marking them including:

  • Volunteers Week — June 1st -7th
  • Bernie Sanders at St Georges — June 3rd
  • Voice For Change at the Poetry Arch — June 8th
  • The General Election — June 8th
  • Whitney Houston – Can I Be Me film — June 11th
  • National Magna Carter Day — June 15th
  • Bamboo Club 50th Anniversary — June 15th
  • Citizen Advice Bristol 40th anniversary — June 15th
  • International African Child Day — June 16th
  • Fathers Day — June 18th
  • National Refugee Day — June 20th
  • In Celebration of my sisterz with Iyanla Avantz
  • National Kissing Day — June 24th
  • National Music Day

 

SOME SNACK FACTS ABOUT DEMOCRACY

 

  • In response to a rebellion against the excessive taxing of nobility in 1215, King John signed the Magna Carta, which laid down the foundations upon which much of modern day democracy is built on.
  • Democracy is a system which people vote for an elected government.
  • In the UK, the government is voted on the basis of the party who gets the most votes, this is also known as the first past the post system.
  • A general election is an opportunity for people in every part of the UK to choose their local Member of Parliament as well as to vote for a party of their choice to form the government.
  • MP stands for Member of Parliament and there are 650 MP’s elected to the House of Commons for a maximum of up to five years.
  • Of the 650 MP’s, 29% (191) are female; 6.6% or 42 are non-white; 25% are privately educated compared to only 7% of the voters; And the average age is 51 years old.
  • Voters who are aged 18-25 year old are the group least likely to vote.
  • For hundreds of years, people struggled and in many cases died for the right to vote. For example, in 1884 only 60% of adult men who were property or landowners got the right to vote. Then in 1918 all men & some women who were property owners got the right to vote. And then in 1928 all women over 21 got the right to vote. Finally, all 18 year old’s got the right to vote.

 

 

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