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[Press Release] #MakeThemSmallAgain – 2019 EP Elections

[Press Release] #MakeThemSmallAgain – 2019 EP Elections

In the run-up to the European Parliamentary Elections (23-26 May 2019), UNITED for Intercultural Action, the pan-European network of antiracist NGOs, launched an online Index of Discriminatory Political Parties.

Thanks to the valuable contributions of its member organisations, UNITED collected data and information on the political parties spreading hatred and discrimination running for the elections.

Around 400 million EU citizens are called to vote in the 2019 EP Elections, which will lay the foundations for the political direction of the European Union in the next five years.

Given the importance of an informed vote, UNITED’s Index of Discriminatory Political Parties in Europe provides an overview of political forces that we, UNITED across Europe, do not want to see in the European Parliament.

Here are some examples of quotes collected throughout this campaign:

“We want to return to normality. We want to live in Poland, not in the eurokolkhoz Land, not in the Republic of Polin Friends, not in some rainbow republic in which Jews, sodomites, communists impose on Poles not only how to rule, what is the state system, but also how we are to raise our children, about what history we can remember, what traditions we are allowed to cultivate.” – Confederation, Poland.

“Part of our organism—an important part: our immune system, that which should protect us—has turned against us. We’re being weakened, undermined, surrendered in every respect. Malevolent, aggressive elements are being smuggled into our social body in unprecedented numbers, while true causes and consequences are kept hidden.” – Thierry Baudet, Forum for Democracy (FvD), the Netherlands.

“For our children, to leave behind an Islamic caliphate with sharia law in our cities is not something I want to do and I’m going to do everything in my power to avert this sad ending for Europe.” – Matteo Salvini, Lega Nord (LN), Italy.

We especially aim to reach undecided voters, helping them make a conscious choice.

UNITED’s #MakeThemSmallAgain campaign has been running throughout the month of May, including on Facebook and Twitter through the hashtags #LetsVote and #MakeThemSmallAgain.