Statewide Association of Romani People in the Czech Republic calls for voter participation
The leadership of the Statewide Association of Romani People in the Czech Republic has issued the following statement:
We call on all citizens of Romani nationality to participate as actively as possible in the upcoming elections to the Regional Authorities and the Senate! The Regional Authorities have become an integral component of the political scene in our country. They address many areas that significantly affect our everyday lives, such as cultural activities, education, support for social services, transportation, etc.
Please do not stay home - turn out to vote. If Romani people once again display no interest and do not vote, we risk seeing anti-Romani extremists and populists in the leadership of some regions and life will significantly deteriorate for Romani residents.
Vote for well-tested political entities and trustworthy personalities who seek the all-around development of your region as a whole, candidates who will contribute in a fundamental way to the most effective solutions to the serious situations in socially excluded Romani localities. Political movements and parties should clearly declare their programs, including what specifically they want to address in this area in their regions.
We have a unique chance to change something. Let's use it!
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