Month: September 2019

(Un)Happily Ever After – Part II

Lakisha Briggs was in her mid-30s, when her partner, just out of jail for their previous fight, showed up at her doorstep. She didn’t want to let him in. She feared for her 3-year-old daughter’s safety. In the end, a local ordinance didn’t leave her a real choice. The result was emergency treatment in the hospital and a legal fight against the eviction from her home.

[Lakisha Briggs war mëtt-30 wéi hire Partner, dee grad aus dem Prisong komm war, wou hie wéinst engem gewaltege Sträit tëschent hinnen 2 souz, vrun hirer Hausdier stoung. Si wollt hie net eraloossen. Si hat Angscht ëm d’Sécherheet vun hirem 3 Joer jonke Meedchen. Ma déi lokal Gesetzesgebung huet hir keng aner Méiglechkeet ginn. D’Police huet si net méi dierfe ruffen. Um Ënn kämpft si an der Clinique ëm hirt Liewen a vru Geriicht dann och nach dogéint, fir aus hirer Wunneng gepucht ze ginn. E Bléck op eng sexistesch Gesetzesgebung, déi Frae a Gefor bréngt, a wat Politik wëll (oder och net wëll) drun änneren.]

Engaging young people

In 2015, the turnout among 18- to 24-year-olds in the UK was estimated to be 43 per cent. Just two years later, it jumped to 63 per cent. So, why did young people all of a sudden seem to have turned out? How do you engage youngsters in politics?