Schemes, programmes and campaigns
Operation Black Vote initiatives show that if you encourage, nurture and support the abundance of untapped talent within our communities, society as a whole benefits. Not just from a wider range of skills and perspectives but also from greater cohesion of cultures and communities.
Our empowerment initiatives engages decision makers at the highest level.
Our political partnerships have led to the parties, for instance, agreeing to adopt, in various forms, OBV’s programme of recruitment, retention and promotion of (Black and minority ethnic) BME talent within its membership.
BME influence within politics and the civic institutions have seen a significant increase as a result of OBV activities.
OBV events inform, inspire, encourage and empower individuals to make the leap from bystander to participant:
To register, to vote, to sign-up for political party membership and
to stand for elected office.
To consider becoming an MP, councillor, magistrate, board
member or school governor.
Wherever important decisions that steer or influence society are being made we encourage our communities to be part of it.
Picture: Baroness Uddin pep talks the participants at the launch of the 2010 Parliamentary Shadowing Scheme.