Nick Lowles' blog

Heading south ...and a correction

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 13:16

Just on my way down to London after a very successful meeting in Sandwell and Dudley. The Midlands isn’t my area for the elections but with Matthew speaking at the Executive of the Midlands TUC I filled in. Organisationally we are some way behind the North West and Yorkshire but if the actions agreed at my meeting today get put in place then the West Midlands will be catching up quickly. I’m particularly excited about our campaign in Coventry and surrounding areas.

I’ve just spoken to Matthew and it seems he had an equally successful meeting with the unions. We had set ourselves an initial target of raising £10,000 across the Midlands towards our online campaign and this has now been reached. That’s not to say we don’t need more but this was our first ask. With more money we can develop an even more sophisticated online campaign, one that will turn tens of thousands of online supporters into offline activists.

Just a correction from my previous post, I’ve been told that not all Data Protection requests require a £10 payment and this seems to be the case with the BNP letters. So, unfortunately, we won’t be receiving a financial boost from our opponents.

It’ll be good to be back in London, however briefly. My first meeting is with some Norwegian friends who are keen to establish a similar campaign to HOPE not hate over there. I’ll let you know how it goes…

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