Shake Up Democracy

Give Your Vote is a campaign for democracy in a global world.

It’s simple: you give your vote to someone in Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Ghana. They use it to be part of the debate on decisions that affect them by casting a real vote in the 2010 UK election.

Together we're calling for a world where people have an equal say in the decisions that affect them, no matter where they are.

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Thursday, 8 April, 2010 - 2pm
The report we just received from our partners in Bangladesh: Today, 8th April 2010 a Press Conference was held at the Dhaka Reporters Unity, Conference Hall, at 11am -12noon. This was organised to...
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Thursday, 8 April, 2010 - 12pm
Lots of people ask us whether this campaign is legal. Many are shocked to find out that it is 100% legal. Well, more like 99.9%. Today we got a letter from the Electoral Commission about the 0.1%....
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Friday, 2 April, 2010 - 7pm
Join the global election hack. We’ve now posted the questions from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Ghana to on our site and we need everyone to help get them answered! We need you to take these questions...
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Friday, 2 April, 2010 - 5pm
Because democracy is important. Even though it’s been bandied around for the last decade as a stick to beat our enemies with. Instead of a missile sent to change regimes or liberation bathed in...
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Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 2pm
April 1st PARTIES CUT COSTS BY RELOCATING CAMPAIGN OFFICES TO GHANA, AFGHANISTAN, BANGLADESH London—Following the mass uptake of UK citizens signing up to the Give Your Vote campaign, Labour,...
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Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 5pm
When particle physics met political entertainment For the twitterati still hard at work analysing Channel 4's Ask the Chancellors programme and the minutiae of Vince Cable’s, George Osborne’s and...
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Monday, 29 March, 2010 - 9pm
Two weeks after the bill to end vulture funds which feed on poor countries' debt was thrown out, it's back on the agenda. Domestic election pledges have been unveiled. Next up the parties’ foreign...
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Monday, 29 March, 2010 - 2pm
The foreign news desks are all abuzz with Barack Obama’s unannounced midnight drop-in to Afghanistan to give his men a pep talk: Here to win it for the Afghan people and the world. But what do the...
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Sunday, 28 March, 2010 - 9pm
Did you turn off your lights for an hour at 8.30pm on Saturday? That was the big idea for Earth Hour - the initiative by WWF that's been an annual event since 2007. More than a billion people were...
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Tuesday, 23 March, 2010 - 5pm
So another year goes by and another "World Water Day". More depressing news about water access. 155 million people with zero access to drinking water. What do you think should be an election priority...
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