Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Dear Friend of OBV,
Re: 2010 General Election – ‘Black Britain Decides’
Help us make history! With an audience of 2500, and a BME media broadcast and web cast to nearly a million people, this will be perhaps the biggest political rally of the 2010 General Election. This is our collective opportunity to tell the political leaders and their parties that we care about our nation and we demand our right to make it a better place for everyone.
Operation Black Vote in partnership with church leaders, other faith leaders, business leaders, activists and the Peace Alliance will be hosting a political rally
‘Black Britain Decides’ on Wednesday 28th of April 2010, at 6.30pm. It is to be held at The Methodist Church, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH.
In an anticipated closely fought election battle, the BME vote becomes crucial. We have outlined that there are at least 120 marginal seats that BME voters could significantly influence. This then is our time to demand greater social and racial justice.
The rally will be the biggest of it’s kind with all three party leaders invited along as well as other prominent speakers. Don’t miss this unique opportunity for Black Britain to play a positive and powerful role in this critical General Election campaign.
‘Black Britain Decides’ is free and places are limited so registering for it is essential. You can register on the web at:
http://www.blackbri taindecides. com/
For further information please contact Jyoti Bhojani or Aisha Hassan on T: 0208 983 5474/60 E: uk / uk

Yours Sincerely,

Simon Woolley
OBV Director

Press release
Tuesday 20 April 2010
For immediate use
Labour launches plan for growth at MINI Oxford
Gordon Brown, Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party, was joined by Peter Mandelson and Ed Miliband today to launch Labour's Plan for Growth. To read the full document, click here.The launch took place at BMW's MINI car plant in Oxford, which benefited from the Government's action during the world economic crisis. The document sets out the choice between a Labour Government that will not take risks with the recovery by making cuts this year and the Conservatives who, given the chance, would.Gordon Brown said:" Our plan for growth sets out how we can create a more prosperous Britain by:
Securing the recovery
Backing advanced manufacturing
Backing hi tech businesses
Transforming Britain’s infrastructure
Delivering a fair deal for business
"These are the building blocks of Labour’s plan for growth.
"The fragile recovery we are beginning to see would be put at risk by a Conservative government.
"They have no plan for growth. They have no view on how government working with business can support the new industries of the future.
"Instead they would cut support from the economy at the worst possible time and put growth

Dear All,UK WILPF is still holding meetings on the Voices of African Women Campaign.The next meeting is scheduled to take place this Saturday 24th April 2010 from 1-5pm.
At Tindlemanor, 52-54 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT.
Station: Old street, exit 5. Bus:205, 43, ect..

If you wish to attend, please register by replying to this e-mail in order to confirm your attendance. An agenda and Minutes of last meeting will be provided after registration.Best regards VanessaUK WILPF