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    Bite The Ballot

    Scott Craig
    Head of Partnerships, Bite the Ballot CIC

    Bite the Ballot is an organisation working to re-brand politics to make it appealing to young people, giving them the confidence to share their opinion in the political arena. We want young people to know that their vote counts, that what they have to say matters and should be listened to, and that one person, one vote and one generation really can make a difference.

    Rock Enrol
    Our ‘Rock Enrol’ programme, launched last autumn, saw us work with twenty schools and colleges to connect the world of politics with everyday life and get across the importance of being registered to vote. The pilot registered over 4000 young people; most of whom didn’t even know that the electoral register existed and the impact it has on their lives.

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    The Sheila McKechnie Foundation

    The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) is here to support individuals, groups and communities to have the skills and confidence to speak up and take effective action on issues that matter to them. We do this by connecting, informing and supporting campaigners.

    All our work is focused on empowering people to have a voice. The bulk of our work is focused on those who are new to campaigning, are marginalised, have few resources and cannot get the support they need elsewhere.

    Our work includes:
    •The annual SMK Campaigner Awards, to support new and emerging campaigners
    •Events and workshops about effective campaigning
    •Campaign Central, the online community for campaigners
    •Promoting the rights of campaigners

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    Developing Democracy Through Citizens’ Policy Forums

    Titus Alexander
    Convener, Democracy Matters

    A Parliament for Health could develop a model for “Citizens’ Policy Forums” to improve democratic government by strengthening public participation and connecting civil society with the political process in new ways, using interactive meetings, the internet and imaginative forms of active participation, round the issues people care about. They would be a form of practical political education, through which people learn how to contribute their experience and expertise about health to the policy-making process.

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