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    June 2017: campaign training

    When people complain but are not heard, it is time to campaign. But effective campaigning skills, knowledge, contacts and confidence as well as passion. People deserve more opportunities to develop the ability to influence decisions that affect their lives. Disasters can be prevented, problems solved and …

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  • Green Party supports political literacy as basic skill

    Caroline Lucas, Green Party Co-Leader, was the only political leader who responded to our letter asking what they will do to make democracy work for everyone, and the only party with a commitment to non-biased political education and promoting active citizenship in their manifesto: I …

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  • Will party learners promote learning for democracy?

    Democracy Matters has written to party leaders to ask what they will do to make democracy work for everyone. We aim to get their support and follow-up with Ministers, officials and MPs after the election. The letter (below) summarises why learning for democracy matters and …

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    January Update 2017

          Political literacy will be more important than ever in 2017, as the UK seeks new relationships with the EU 27; as Europe deals with refugees, rickety banks, terrorism, climate change, resurgent Russia and other challenges; Donald Trump takes America (and the world) …

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  • Why we need a Commission on Learning for Democracy

    Most people in Britain don’t know how the system works and have almost no opportunities to learn how to have an effective say. People in powerful positions, on the other hand, get a great deal of support to make their voice heard in the intense …

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    Plaid Cymru support for Democracy Matters

    Leanne Wood, Leader of Plaid Cymru, responded to Democracy Matters to say that “Restoring trust and participation in politics is something that I am very keen to progress as Plaid Cymru Leader so I support your campaign. “Plaid Cymru is the only political party in …

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    David Cameron response to Democracy Matters April 2015

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    Nigel Farage supports teaching democracy in schools

    Nigel Farage says “it is essential that democracy and politics are taught in school especially when a number of politicians are advocating votes for 16 year olds.” Mr Farage is the first of seven party leaders to respond to Democracy Matters about restoring trust in …

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    Can political education create a stir in the election?

    The election is an opportunity for teachers, schools, colleges, libraries, theatres, artists, youth workers, adult and community education to get people involved in the political process. Education, the arts and civil society can create opportunities for people to understand the issues, challenge those standing for election …

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