campaign update

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Thursday, 23 April 2009, 19:19


Earlier I wrote about how our campaign is building. Here are a few details.

Only today we’ve had conversations with people in Bristol who expect over 150 out on their day of action, and that doesn’t include anyone who might join up from the 400 people we have from the Bristol area signed up to the campaign nationally. This is tremendous because only a few days ago we had nothing planned. Birmingham University students are targeting Halesowen. Over 200 students have signed up to Student Sunday at in Lincoln and the Barking and Dagenham event, on the 16 May, looks set to easily hit our target of 250 activists.

As I’m writing this blog I’ve just got a facebook message from John, one of the co-ordinators of the Hackney campaign. They had a fantastic meeting last night with over 40 people present and 16 wards are set to be covered this weekend with voter registration leaflets. He also asked if they could up their May newspaper order from 40,000 to 50,000.

The unions are gearing up for the campaign too. I’ll write in more detail about the PCS ‘Make Your Vote Count’ campaign, which is excellent, but others are cranking up their activities. The GMB are running a regional training course in the North West on Saturday which should be attended by over 100 organisers, branch secretaries and stewards. Tomorrow, Unison North West are running a similar event, with branches representing 140,000 members attending. Sam met with Unite this morning and they are encouraging their London offices and branches to cover some tube and train stations in Central London on Union Friday.

There is a huge amount to do but I think our job became slightly easier today with Griffin’s disgusting comments.



 Posted: 23 Apr 2009 | There are 1 comments

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Comment 1 | From: Jed Keenan | Date: 6 May 2009, 13:09

Well done for all the hard work and just to give you a little update. I have two polling districts and 2000 copies to complete in a leisurely two weeks. The Hackney version is really very good. Well done again.


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