The Home of Black Politics
At our core Operation Black Vote exists to ensure we have greater racial justice and equality throughout the UK.
We work specifically, but not exclusively within the democratic and civic framework to deliver our objectives. We seek to inspire BME communities to engage with our public institutions in order to address the persistent race inequalities we face in areas such as education, health and employment.
Our work spans a number of areas including voter registration, lobbying politicians, mentoring schemes and political leadership programmes.
Our work began in July 1996 (16th) at the House of Commons, as a collaboration between two organisations: Charter88 which campaigns for democratic reform; and the 1990 Trust a national generic policy research and networking organisation.
After 19 years of campaigning our voice is now heard at the highest level of Government both nationally and locally, but perhaps of greater importance is the fact that we are often viewed as a beacon of hope and support for our own communities.Visit obv.org.uk