How to vote Tory and other dilemmas


It's crunch time.

And trust us, David Cameron isn't the only one who's been up all night.

At GYV HQ we've been fretting about what we'll be voting tomorrow and we're sure you have been too.

So you’ve never voted X, Y or Z before (ah doesn't that make the beginnings of a great poster slogan) but tomorrow you might well have to cast a vote you wouldn't have otherwise -- because somebody in Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Ghana has told you to.

We've received quite a few worried messages.

When you receive your text it's helpful to remember the bigger message of the campaign.

Representing the vote of an Afghan, Bangladeshi or Ghanaian is a small extension in that long “moral arc of the universe” which Dr. Luther King so eloquently said “bends towards justice”.

A move towards a more equal world begins when you cast your vote in solidarity with the person you gave it to - and give the opportunity for someone affected by decisions made thousands of miles away but felt right on their doorsteps - to be part of the debate that affects their lives.

We have rights so that we can exercise them in a way that brings about more rights for others.

Many people in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Ghana put all their efforts to organise voting events, debates, street rallies and seminars around their country so that as many people as possible could hear and take part in the campaign.

It was just an idea but a powerful idea. And people ran with it and made it happen across the world.

The message from all those who took part: we believe in working together as a community, across borders and as equals.

"Our new generation is avid to practice and institutionalize democracy, it is very essential to send this message and promulgate for those who want to bring democracy and peace in this country to find the context where there are possibility to grow up democracy and all its values" - Mohammed, a school teacher in Kabul



My friend in Ghana, Ifti, wanted me to vote for his choice and I will be faithful to him....tomorrow his vote will be cast.....local politics would suggest the Greens might get their first MP here.....but a promise not kept is like a cloud passing over a desert and not giving any rain...