The Politically Correct App serves as an engagement tool and helps explain where the laws, which affect all our lives, are made. Before we can challenge our governments and elected representatives to deliver the services we feel are important, we need to know who these people are and what they have influence over. The Politically Correct App aims to outline whom is responsible for the laws that govern our lives and point you in the right direction to make sure your voice is heard by the people making those decisions.
The app was developed to support the Not the Usual Suspects project.
Not the Usual Suspects
The project, delivered by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wales, aims to involve young people who are underrepresented in traditional forums in structured dialogue with politicians from the five tiers of decision-making. These tiers include local politics (Community and Town Councillors), City and County politics (County Councillors), Regional politics (Welsh Assembly Members - AMs), UK politics (Members of Parliament MPs) and European politics (Members of the European Parliament MEPs).
Through learning about the different levels of decision making the group will then aim to educate others about their learning through modern strategies such as social media and peer led forums. The project links with digital democracy and considers how young people are involved in the political process.
The project has four key objectives:
Engage young people into the political processes that affect their lives
Create an awareness about the political processes and how the voice of young people should and could be heard
Produce a campaign using modern technologies to encourage young people to exercise their right to vote
Create a Manifesto of young peoples views produced by young people and sent to politicians at all levels