Friday, 7 May 2010

Demo for democracy Saturday, for real change!

Demo for democracy Saturday, for real change!

by Sunny H
May 6, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Although the outcome of the election is still uncertain, one thing’s for sure: our voting system will deliver an arbitrary and unfair outcome and we will have a parliament which does not reflect what people voted for.

It is therefore highly likely that lots of people, many of them young people who have become involved in politics for the first time, will be angry and disillusioned and looking for change.

We are organising, along the rest of the democracy movement (Unlock Democracy/Charter 88, Power2010, Vote for a Change, Avaaz, 38 degrees, Compass etc) a rally and protest for the afternoon of Saturday May 8th at 2pm in Trafalgar Square.

The unions, the green movement and other sectors are also involved so it has the potential to be a large mobilisation and with the viral power of the web could be even bigger.

Party activists (once they have recovered!) will also be showing out we hope. We are asking people to wear purple – the colour of the franchise.

If necessary, we’ll gather again outside Parliament on the 15th.

We will be gathering to demand reform, an end to the old politics and for this to be the last election under the broken first past the post system. We will call for a citizens convention to draw up a new voting system to be put to referendum and there will be a new website (not branded by any organisation) with a petition that calls people to the rally.

This must be the last election under our broken system.

No more wasted votes. No more stitch ups.

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