Anne Frank Trust goes for the youth vote

January 28, 2010

Student groups used HMD to launch a campaign in conjunction with the Anne Frank Trust to encourage those at college to “vote wisely and reject extremism in the forthcoming general election”.

Both the National Union of Students and UJS are backing the initiative, which Anne Frank Trust director Gillian Walnes said used an updated version of the Anne Frank anti-racist declaration, ending with the phrase: “Don’t just vote — think.” It was sobering to recall that “some of the most enthusiastic supporters of National Socialism were students”.

NUS president Wes Streeting said that in proclaiming “our fundamental belief in democracy and the right for all to participate in and contribute towards our political processes and society, we must be firm in fighting those who would rid us of these hard won rights”.

Last updated: 3:19pm, January 28 2010