Citizens Advice exists to empower people. In 2015 we embarked on programme of action and research on democratic engagement
With the EU referendum fast approaching, and the issue dominating the headlines, it’s no surprise public interest in the vote is high. The referendum on 23 June is an important opportunity to have a say over whether the UK remains in or leaves the European Union. Whatever the public decides, this is a big democratic…
People are committed to contributing to society, but democratic processes are frustrating and remote. They need to be made simpler and more responsive.
A number of changes and challenges are emerging which have significant implications for volunteering in the 21st century. Volunteering over the next few decades is unlikely to look much like volunteering of the past.
We’ve been working hard over the past few weeks to make sure people are registered and vote on 7 May. But politics and power are about more than just voting every five years. Democracy starts from here.
In this blog post our researcher Temi Ogunye considers how to make democracy real and vivid for citizens ahead of the General Election in May 2015.
The general election campaign will do more than decide our next government – it will shape the kind of politics we have for years to come.
When democracy is framed as citizens controlling their lives it can be engaging and exciting. This is a lesson that Scotland taught the rest of the UK during the independence referendum campaign last year.
This week the starting pistol for the 2015 general election campaign was fired. A core part of election strategy for Labour, was Ed Miliband’s pledge of 4 million face-to-face conversations between now and election day on 7th May.