Migrant Political Participation

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Migrant Political Participation

The Africa Centre Civic Participation project is the first ethnic minority organisations that engaged in political education in Ireland before the 2004 citizenship referendum and subsequent local and national elections. The organisation on its own and in partnership with other NGOs have launch series of campaigns to educate migrants on the Irish political system.  The Africa Centre Voter Education and Mobilization campaign slogan “Your Vote is Your Voice” generated lots of interest in 2006 and in 2007, the centre teamed up with Comhlamh and carried out a week-long voter education training for immigrants and all political parties were invited to present their party manifesto to participants. Since 2007, the centre has been carrying out voter mobilization and political education on its own or in partnership with other organisations. For the coming elections (Local and European) in 2019, the centre will be launching its voter education and mobilisation drive soon encouraging African diaspora and other migrants to register to vote. For more information email community@africacentre.ie