The intersecting consequences of a possible far-right vote in the European elections

With the polls predicting significant gains for the far-right in the European elections, there could be serious consequences for the climate, human rights, migrants, and the rule of law.

As the European elections approach, the polls predict a significant shift towards the far-right. This anticipated surge reflects a broader trend of increasing nationalism across Europe. In countries such as Italy, France, and Germany, far-right parties are gaining ground, often by exploiting economic anxieties and societal fears. This shift threatens to undermine the progress made on issues such as climate change, human rights, and the rule of law​​​​, while the fate of migrants in member states may be even more negatively impacted.

Who will Come Out 4 Europe?

In this challenging landscape, the Come Out 4 Europe campaign represents hope. With over a thousand candidates pledging their commitment to LGBTI rights, this initiative provides a valuable resource for voters. The campaign offers a list of candidates who are dedicated to fighting discrimination and advocating for equality. They have committed to protect and advance LGBTI rights, but we only accepted signatures from candidates who respect and promote the full spectrum of human rights.

A fairer, more inclusive, and sustainable society for all

Voting in the upcoming EU elections is about protecting LGBTI rights, but it’s also about standing up for all marginalised identities across Europe. It is about defending the rights of racial and ethnic minorities who face systemic discrimination, ensuring that all individuals, regardless of gender identity, have access to comprehensive healthcare, supporting people with disabilities in their fight for accessibility and inclusion, and advocating for the rights of immigrants and refugees seeking safety and a better life. Additionally, it’s about committing to the environmental fight, ensuring that policies address climate change and protect our planet for future generations. By voting for candidates who support and will work for human rights and equality rather than those who will seek to erode freedoms, we are standing up for everyone who is vulnerable to oppression and discrimination, and we are working towards a fairer, more inclusive, and sustainable society for all in the European Union.

By supporting candidates who embrace intersectional policies, we can ensure that our collective struggles are addressed.

Spread the word

You have powerful networks at your disposal. Use your platforms to spread this message far and wide. Encourage your members, allies, and the broader community to vote in the upcoming elections. Emphasise the necessity of standing together against far-right forces. Let’s remember the power that lies in our hands. Together, we can impact the outcome of these elections.

Find over a thousand candidates across the EU who have signed a pledge to protect advance LGBTI human rights as part of the spectrum of all human rights here.

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