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Why does the #DeniedMyVote legal challenge still matter, and why are we sincerely urging you to help reach our crowdfunder target?

Let me connect some very important and highly relevant dots.…

"You are our friends, neighbours and colleagues, and we want you to stay"

Except we'll make your life difficult, chuck extra obstacles in your way, will give you settled status but will keep checking other stuff so you don't feel toooo settled.

This case can HELP.
First, a bit of background:

during the European Elections in May last year, thousands of EU citizens told us:

"I was #DeniedMyVote".

They were turned away at the ballot box, simply because they had not submitted an extra form that only they had to submit.
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Holy Moses.

It is also incredible - knowing all this evidence and having reports from the Information Commissioner and a Judgment on illegal coordination between the Vote.Leave and Be.Leave campaigns, as well as overspend- that both UK and EU continued Brexit negotiations.

Article 50 (1) states "Any Member State may decide to Withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements".

The result of the 2016 Referendum was cited by Mrs May in her Article 50 letter of 29 March 2017 as the basis of her Decision to start

withdrawal negotiations. A period to last two years, or longer by joint agreement.

The illegal breaches of Electoral Law, by both the Vote.Leave and Be.Leave campaigns, would have seen the result declared 'Null and Void' - EXCEPT for the fact that the Referendum

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“When are you going back to Barcelona?” asked one of Aranza's work colleagues on a number of occasions after the referendum.

An all too familiar story for EU citizens who chose to make their home in what used to be a welcoming country. /1
#BrexitIsPersonal @InLimboBrexit
You’ll find Aranza’s story on our YouTube channel, along with >150 #BrexitIsPersonal stories filmed up & down the country.

Please take a look & help us to share them with those who can influence events. Make their rights matter. /2
It’s never been more important for all of us to stand up when our rights are threatened. So come and join us on the 12th October at the @Rally4OurRights in London. Let's #R4OR together!
For details, visit our website & sign up using the RSVP link. /3
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The panel is ready for @The3Million to explain to us @LibDems the issue of #citizensrights / #Brexit at the #LibDemConf.

You can watch it live on their Facebook.
Key points from @The3Million
⭕ Guaranteeing #citizensrights into law with primary legislation
⭕ Physical proof for Settled status
⭕ Keeping voting rights

The current EU settlement scheme is failing a third of EU citizens by forcing them to accept the wrong status.
What will happen to the EU citizens who miss the deadline to apply for Settled status?

⭕ They will become unlawful residents subject to the Hostile environment from the @ukhomeoffice

👉 We need a declaratory system where EU citizens are considered lawful per default.
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So, this is happening right now. Medicine & treatment shortages already. How will making things even worse make life better? ⬇️

How much more will it take to make enough people see Brexit is a bad decision?
#FaceTheFacts #DyingForBrexit
12a) Since 3Million🇪🇺🇬🇧family, friends, neighbours, colleagues who live among us were left #InLimbo - some made to pay to stay in their homes or split apart, been unwelcomed here
Then more rights were taken #EUElections2019 #DeniedMyVote #ReasonsToRevoke
12b) This is a national scandal. While our government are flailing about saving themselves, the rights of @the3million have been trampled on and now they need our help to challenge this injustice
#EUrofam #DeniedMyVote Please help if you can 🙏🏽#MyUK 🇬🇧
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Today is possibly .@theresa_may's last day as PM, if .@BorisJohnson can command a majority (which is in some doubt...)

So it's a great opportunity to look back at some of the *highlights* of Mrs May's premiership in memes👇
13 JUL 2016: May was appointed as PM and named her Cabinet shortly thereafter, surprising many by giving 3 of the top #Brexit-related jobs to arch-brexiters Boris Johnson, David Davis & Liam Fox. Sheer folly, or genius in making them own what they'd sold? Sadly, the former😢
5 OCT 2016: With such a narrow result, the country could be forgiven for expecting May to propose a consensual solution, as Norway PM Erna Solberg had done in a similar situation. Most Remainers would've accepted #Norway.

May's #CitizensOfNowhere speech crushed all hope.
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I'm glad to learn that Darren is allowed to make mistakes on forms w/ no consequences (unlike #DeniedMyVote EU citizens) &that pretending to run an independent campaign that was actually run by Vote Leave isn't a breach of electoral law he can personally be held accountable for.
Now can we talk about the seasoned politicians &strategists who willingly broke the law while knowing exactly what they were doing? (Or should we really believe they were "convinced by the independent campaign" (they ran) when it actually looked like this?
Oh, but wait -They paid the fine and dropped the appeal, didn't they? And there is absolutely nothing planned to hold to account the involved politicians.
"All fine" then.
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Dear Sarah,
The questioning of the immigration minister at yesterday's @LordsEUCom was brilliant. On the EU Settlement Scheme data sharing issue the questioning was too narrow focusing solely on Govt abuse for immigration control. The provisions go much further though.

EU Settlement Scheme data sharing concerns go much further though. It raises real general civil liberties questions. The BIC Privacy Notice @carolinenokes was referring to in the Committee meeting allows much broader sharing beyond immigration control

Beyond the public & private organisations mentioned by the immigration minister yesterday which need to see the data to fulfil their statutory duties the privacy notice allows sharing with law enforcement agencies to prevent crime.

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The Exiting the EU Select Committee has started with EUinUK. UKinEU will follow afterwards. Watch live here:…
Clear evidence from the first panel about EUinUK reflecting many of the same issues as we face re reaching and then assisting vulnerable or hard to reach populations, such as accessibility, languages etc.
Funding is important. How to reach rural communities of EUinUK = how to reach rural UKinEU. We have had NO FUNDING from the UK or EU to help reach vulnerable or inaccessible populations (or anything else). Is this fair? There has been v limited funding made available for EUinUK.
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#Deniedmyvote - British in Europe and @the3million launch a crowdfunder to hold the UK government to account after citizens were prevented from voting during the EU Elections.…
Wow! Thank you! We have reached the total required to scope the project in less than 4 hours. We're off to do some hard work and will come back to you in the next couple of weeks with the results of the project scoping.
At that point we will tell you how much we need to raise to fund any possible action so if you missed this fundraiser, hold onto the thought and be ready for the next.
If you'd like to donate to BiE to support the ongoing work we are doing, just head to our website & click DONATE
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I spoke to @BBCLondonNews about what happened to me two days ago when I was #DeniedMyVote at the EU elections.

This was the only opportunity I have as an EU national living in the UK to have my say on an issue that has a dramatic effect on my life.>
In the past three years, Nigel Farage and his ilk have vilified EU nationals, migrants, asylum seekers, and anyone they consider foreign. The recent EU election was our first and only opportunity to have our voice heard, but many of us were denied this basic democratic right.>
It is truly heartwarming to receive messages of support from Brits who are sad for us and are ashamed of their government for this scandal. But I ask you: don't be sad or ashamed for us - be angry for us.>
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RT if you think no new MEPs should be announced...

...until all those EU & British citizens erroneously denied votes here and elsewhere in Europe get their votes counted.

This email is a temporary proxy for a government petition.

I put this into UK Govt Petitions yesterday— but, frustratingly, it takes days to clear.

So I’m waiting on that.
*email = tweet. I need my morning coffee. ☕️🥺
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In view of #DeniedMyVote in #EU19 this article demonstrating that the problem has been brewing for some time is a must read.

The system is creaking at the seams.

It has been long known that updating & maintaining an accurate register is the biggest issue…
2/. There are may be problems in electoral administration in the UK, but impersonation fraud is not one of them.

Electoral Commission data show that, while there were 266 allegations of electoral fraud in the 2018 local elections, there had been only 1 conviction and 2 cautions
3/. – and none for impersonating another voter.

That from a register of c 21.5 million people.
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The remainer media have gone into overdrive over tales of EU citizens being denied their rightful vote. But, just like bogus tales of Brexit Party leaflets being posted in the same envelope as postal votes, the tales of #DeniedMyVote don't stack up. Thread
Firstly EU citizens ARE entitled to vote in our local elections. They CAN vote in the EU elections BUT, to prevent them voting both in the UK and their home country, they must complete a special form to say they are voting here and not at home.
This is not a well known process; I've worked in elections for over a decade and hadn't heard of the form until 2 months ago. How many people supposedly "#DeniedMyVote" didn't not complete the form and just assumed they could vote like in the local elections?
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If you:
- are an EU citizen 18+ resident in the UK
- registered to vote with your local council
- returned the EC1 declaration that you will vote here and not your country of origin by 7/5/19
- have received a polling card

you are entitled to vote today until 10pm.
#EUElections2019 are organised by national electoral authorities.

The @ElectoralCommUK recommends that complaints about electoral registration, voting or polling station issues be directed to your local authority.

For more information see: #DeniedMyVote
According to @ElectoralCommUK's "Handbook for polling station staff", clerical errors in processing applications to vote can be corrected up to 9pm this evening and your name entered or reinstated on the register. You have until 10pm to vote.… #DeniedMyVote
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Really upset by the torrent of reports of EU citizens resident here and UK citizens resident abroad being denied their votes. It was so foreseeable and so often foreseen. How can we decently pretend ourselves a democracy?
The @GoodLawProject will ask, and will pay for, urgent legal advice, which we will publish, on what can be done to challenge the outcomes in light of these reports.
So many horror stories. But I have been sent a letter to a UK academic working in Paris. The letter - written to him at his address in Paris, France - tells him his application for a postal vote has been allowed and his ballot paper will be sent to Paris in the Gabon.
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