Following its call for written evidence in May, the Youth Select Committee is holding oral evidence sessions with a range of witnesses as part of its inquiry into racism and religious discrimination. The first oral evidence session will take place in the Grimond Room at Portcullis House on Friday 8th July 2016. The inquiry comes at a time when reports have been suggesting a sharp increase in racist incidents since the EU Referendum.
“It's still our future” says Jon Foster in a letter to Oliver Letwin MP chief of new EU Unit at the Cabinet Office in a request for special roundtable to ensure youth voices are heard in future negotiations.
The British Youth Council condemns the racism and hate crimes against immigrants that have surfaced in recent days following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. The British Youth Council has a history of campaigning to challenge racism and promote inclusion, diversity and equality.
British Youth Council calls for a big youth vote turnout in the EU referendum today. Whatever side you are on, if help to achieve a high turnout amongst younger voters, then you will strengthen yours and our mandate to be heard in a post-referendum world. We know that older people appear to have more influence because they have a higher turnout at elections. So when we vote more - we ll get more #votepower.
The British Youth Council today called for all 18-25 years to turnout and vote for youth, especially the undecided, to vote on behalf of those under eighteen who want to vote but cannot.