- Luke is asking Black and BAME people in Plymouth to share videos with him on why the #BlackLivesMatter movement matters to you
- He hopes to use his platform to elevate black and BAME voices
- Send your videos to email@example.com, use wetransfer.com if the file is too big
Luke Pollard, the MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, is hoping to use his platform to elevate the voices of black and BAME people in Plymouth, on why the #BlackLivesMatter movement is important to you. He will share these videos as far as he can.
If you would like to contribute please send a video, in landscape, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use wetransfer.com if the file is too big. It would be best if these weren’t partisan, but you are welcome to have a go at Donald Trump if you feel that is appropriate.
Luke Pollard said:
“I was horrified as me to see the tragic murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in the US. I am in full support of Black Lives Matter movements in the US and here in the UK. I want to offer my support and solidarity to all those grieving and fighting for a better world. There is so much work to be done to tackle systematic racism here in the UK.
“I am aware that as a white guy I have privilege in this debate but I want to use that privilege and the platform that being an MP gives me to amplify black and BAME voices in Plymouth. I want to put together a collection of clips from black and BAME voices in Plymouth talking about what Black Lives Matter means to them and why it is important that the debate is not just about the US but about the UK and Plymouth too.
“I know the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent violence has caused significant concerns for many BAME people in Plymouth and if I can assist, help or talk through any of these please do get in touch – I am keen to help and use the position I have to amplify voices that are not normally heard but should be.”