The Latin American community and the 2014 elections: Needs and priorities
The Latin American community is one of London’s fastest growing ethnic groups, with 113,500 in 2008 and increasing numbers coming from Spain, Portugal and Italy fleeing the economic crisis.
The cultural and economic contribution of Latin Americans to London and the UK is reflected in the wide offer of Latin American restaurants, festivals, cultural events, media and commercial initiatives. However, and in spite of being a highly qualified group with high rates of employment (85%), many live in poverty and suffer from exclusion and exploitation.
We call all parties and candidates to take on the following recommendations. Read on.
Voter registration campaign
Registering Latin Americans to vote
Delivering workshops for the community
Candidates’ debate in Spanish
Working with local electoral offices
Establishing partnerships with local organisations
Community events – Talleres
04 February – Talk – Indoamerican Refugee Migrant Organisation
14 February – Talk – Latin American Women’s Rights Service
19 February – Debate – Aculco Radio
22 February – Registration – Movimiento Ecuador en el Reino Unido MERU
24 February – Talk – Latin American House
28 February – Workshop – Latin American Women’s Rights Service Haringey
01 March – Stall at community event – Movimiento Ecuador en el Reino Unido
15 March – Talk at AGM – Indoamerican Refugee Migrant Organisation
07 March – Talk & Stall at International Women’s Day- Latin American Women’s Rights Service
29 March – Registration campaign – St Bede’s Church
03 April – Local and European Hustings event for Latin Americans at Tiendas del Sur – CLAUK
08 April – Local Hustings for Latin Americans in Haringey– CLAUK, Latin American Women’s Rights Service Southwark & Migrants Rights Network
10 April – Stall at Recognition Celebration in Lambeth Town Hall – CLAUK
12 April – Workshop – Latin American Women’s Rights Service Southwark & Dime UK
15 April – Workshop – Latin American Women’s Rights Service Haringey
Download your registration form in Spanish and Portuguese
Download the registration form in Spanish or Portuguese and send it to the electoral office of your council. Alternatively, you can post it to us and we will send it for you.
Descarga tu formulario y envíalo a la oficina electoral de tu municipio o a nuestra dirección postal y nosotrxs lo enviaremos por tí.
Download o seu formulário e envie ao cartório eleitoral do seu município ou ao nosso endereço postal.