Press Release - Young European Movement UK launches new campaign against Brexit

The Young European Movement UK, Britain’s oldest pro-European youth organisation, has launched a new anti-Brexit campaign called “The 75 Percent”, which points to the UK government’s neglect of young people views on Europe.

Juuso Järviniemi, President of the Young European Movement, said:

“The overwhelming majority of young people want the United Kingdom to stay in the European Union. The young generation will be on the electoral roll for decades to come. We will not forget who wanted to sell us out. To support Brexit today is to condemn oneself to a lifetime of political irrelevance.

“Our local groups from Essex to Scotland consistently organise street stalls, rallies and other activities. Regardless of which part of the country you are in, we will be joining up young people who want to mobilise against Brexit.”

The campaign website has been launched at the75percent.org. The campaign’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can be found under @the75percent.

The campaign is mobilising young people, including students, across the country in collaboration with the European Movement UK.

ENDS.

Notes to editors

Further comment contact:

Juuso Järviniemi at president@yem.org.uk; tel: +358452202719
or:

Eoin Burgin at comms@yem.org.uk; tel: +447392325691

The Young European Movement UK (YEM UK), formed in 1972, is part of the European Movement UK. It is a non-partisan platform for under 35s to express their opinions on Europe. YEM UK is run by a network of enthusiastic members who volunteer their time to organise events, promote campaigns and work with partner organisations.