Raise your voice for a fair, free Europe for everyone

Europe is at a crossroads. The upcoming European elections on 24 May could change the course of our region. Yet they also offer us a chance to raise our voices and determine a more positive future for Europe, by calling on our election candidates to commit to prioritising human rights and fairness over divisive, short-sighted policies.

We’re all different, all unique, and all equal. No one should be left behind in society because of who we are, or where we come from.

But right now, many of us share a sneaking feeling that Europe is heading completely in the wrong direction. We’re seeing leaders spreading hate and fear, politicians cracking down on peaceful activists, and powerful people pushing policies that are making us poorer and destroying our environment.

To get things back on track, your voice matters. But we need to get loud to be heard. And the European elections in May are a unique opportunity to do just that.

Together, we can turn up the volume about the things we want to change, and call on our election candidates to commit to building fair, free, equal societies where

  • We can all live free from hate, violence and oppression, be treated fairly and stay in control of our own bodies and lives.
  • We can all afford to look after ourselves and our families in a dignified way, leaving no one behind.
  • We are free to love who we want, can protest peacefully without fear, access independent media, and get justice in free and fair courts.
  • We welcome people who can’t go home because of war, poverty and persecution.
  • Our governments face up to Europe being one of the world’s worst polluters, and immediately start protecting the environment and human lives worldwide.

“Our voice matters as there are those in our community who we need to speak up for. Young people need to speak up and raise their voice to stand for a fair and equal Europe” – Jess, DCU Amnesty Society

3 ways to raise your voice:

  1. Follow #TurnItUp on social media, and share content with your friends and followers.
  2.  Speak up about what needs to change in the Europe you want to live in, and share your stories with us using the hashtag #TurnItUp.
  3. Raise your voice and call on European election candidates to commit to human rights.

Download our Activist Guide for tips and suggestions for how you can raise your voice.

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Say it loud: opportunity for all

Humanity first: helping people fleeing their homes

Raise your voice for the right to speak out

Note that Amnesty International is not encouraging people to vote for or against any candidates, parties or groups in this election. Also, in Ireland, Amnesty International is not calling on people to vote, due to the constraints of Ireland’s Electoral Act’s ‘third party’ provisions as potentially applying to NGOs.