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The EJC launches a video to mobilize European voters
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The EJC launches a video to mobilize European voters

The European Jewish Congress has released a video calling for electors across the European member states to vote for Europe: Your Europe-Your Freedoms-Your Choice!

The non-partisan video, which features the various freedoms guaranteed by the European Union, details the values upon which the Union was formed and asks electors across the 28 member bloc to engage positively with the issues presented at elections this week.

“The European Union has preserved the peace on this continent for 70 years. We don’t have the right to kill it with our apathy,” EJC president Moshe Kantor said.

European voters go to the polls to elect a new European Parliament during the coming days with polls suggesting that abstention rates among Europe’s electors could allow a loose collection of extremists, populists and racists a vastly increased representation.

“This is our Europe, based on core values of democracy, human rights and tolerance. Sometimes we take these values too much for granted. People across Europe and particularly from the new nations who joined during the enlargement process fought to achieve these rights. As a people who know all too well the dangers when a society ceases to cooperate with its neighbours and turns inward to nationalism, we call upon our fellow citizens to engage for a better Europe,” Kantor said.

Released on Tuesday and widely diffused via social networks and media across Europe, the video calls on people to be “A Plus One”, positively contributing to Europe.

That process begins by engaging. Engagement in a democracy means voting. Vote for Europe.

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) federates the national representative organisations of European Jewish communities in over 40 European states. As an international NGO based in Brussels, the EJC actively engages with government and civil society based on an agenda of human rights, democracy and tolerance.   

Click here to watch the video

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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