Holyrood Urged to Give Refugees a Vote

MIN Development Officer Pinar spoke to The National Newspaper alongside two of our service users about our involvement in the Right to Vote campaign recently.

Pinar told the Sunday National that giving refugees and asylum seekers the right to vote “..would allow refugees to take part in Scottish politics in their communities and to raise their voices. If this is approved it sends out a strong message to the rest of the world of how you can welcome refugees – by treating them as citizens of the country where they live.”

You can read the full article here or contact Pinar to learn more about the work of our MIN Voices group on the campaign.

Right to Vote

As our MIN Voices group have been taking part in a lot of discussion and campaigning around the right to vote recently, we thought it would be good to share some information from Promote the Migrant Vote on who can vote in the upcoming General Election 🗳 find out if you are eligible from the Can I Vote in the General Election? page, you have until midnight on Tuesday 26th November to register to vote and there is also information on how to do this on the page too 🙂 ☑️

‘Right to Work’ Video

MIN is very pleased to be able to share a video that our MIN Voices members have been working very hard on in recent months with Breathing Digital . They created this video to demonstrate the impact of not being able to work while seeking asylum and supports the Lift the Ban Campaign. MIN would like to thank Refugee Action and Asylum Matters for their support with this project.

MIN Voices upcoming meetings

Our MIN Voices Asylum Seeker & Refugee Support Group returns on Tuesday the 23rd August with discussions on health from Waverley Care and a new project from the Scottish Refugee Council.

The group meets once a month on a Tuesday and dates for upcoming meetings are as follows:

  • 27th September 2016
  • 25th October 2016
  • 29th November 2016