I want to start this entry with a quote…
‘The duty of youth is to challenge corruption’ – Kurt Cobain
This quote nicely sums up my reasoning for being a Youth Officer. The youth of today will be the people to make our decisions for the future, so becoming a Youth Officer meant I could campaign, socialise, and work alongside others to teach the importance of a democratic vote, the importance of every individual’s voice and the importance in taking an interest in modern society.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending Havering Young Labour’s Summer Social event at Harrow Lodge Park in Hornchurch. I had never met any of the attending guests before but was excited to learn more about Havering Young Labour and what they do. I met some lovely people from all over Havering as we sat and spoke about work, studies, campaigning, ideas etc. I felt inspired to be around young people so passionate and involved in politics. It was a great thing to see. They laid on food and drink for all the guests from their personal fundraising pot and welcomed everyone with smiles and warmth.
Labour are gaining more and more young members, and the great thing is these young members are using their voices, and are wanting to be heard. I feel this is such an important thing to promote and build upon so my plea today as a Youth Officer is to urge the young people of Dagenham and Rainham to speak up, speak loud and speak proud. Involve yourself with your local party and make your voice heard! A lot of young people think of politics as an older person’s profession that they simply don’t fit into – and they couldn’t be more wrong. Labour want the youth to have more of a voice, so whilst our party are about to decide who our leader is – this couldn’t be more of a perfect time to get involved.
If you would like to know more on how to get involved with Dagenham and Rainham Labour Party here are some contact details:
Fay Hough – Youth Officer for Dagenham & Rainham Labour Party