About the campaign

Thanks to the foresight of independent India’s Constituent Assembly and the deep scholarship of Dr. Ambedkar, we are fortunate to have had a Constitution since inception that was far ahead of its times. Preserving our constitutional values at this critical juncture in our country’s history is widely recognised as essential for our success if not survival. Fortunately, every Indian voter has the opportunity to do exactly that in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The very foundation of our nation, the right to choose who governs us, is also the soft underbelly of our democracy. Elections are meant to be the moment when Indians should be able to lay down their expectations to all political parties and candidates as they formulate their manifestos. Every Indian citizen should be able to have their names enrolled on the voter list, particularly the 133 million young people in India, who will be voting for the first time. Their understanding of their rights and responsibilities to participate in the governance of the country is central to India realising its potential in the coming years. This is even more so for young people from disadvantaged communities.

Who are we

A group of individuals and organizations who feel strongly that we should do everything we can to overcome these obstacles and protect our constitutional values have come together.

Right to vote - fearlessly

On Election Day, every Indian should be able to exercise their right to vote without fear or favour. Any obstacle to these fundamental rights threatens the credibility of India as a democracy. The reality, however, is that there are far too many hurdles before ordinary citizens for this to become a reality, despite the efforts of the Election Commission. The hurdles are even more severe for the poor and marginalised sections of our society, including women and girls.
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Who are we

A group of individuals and organisations who feel strongly that we should do everything we can to overcome these obstacles and protect our constitutional values have come together. The overall goal is to defend our democracy through a No Voter Left Behind Campaign (in line with the Election Commission’s call) that will educate and empower voters for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. We know of several other initiatives who share our goal and we will join forces with them. We will work in collaboration with all government authorities and political parties that support our goal. And we will, of course, seek to make this campaign go viral online.
We are already in contact with credible civil society organisations at the grassroots level with long-standing relationships with communities to start the process. We will be rapidly expanding the network in the coming days.