Get talking, get voting!

Happy No Brexit Day no.2 everyone!

With the elections to the European Parliament fast approaching, tonight seemed like a good night to share a call-to-arms from a fellow activist. She’s imploring all of us to get TALKING – to our neighbours, families, friends, people at work, on trains or in the shop.

Why is this important?

As she points out, MILLIONS is being spent already on social media advertising to push “No Deal” and encourage people to complain to their MP about Brexit being delayed. We don’t have millions (unfortunately… if anyone wants to fund us please do let us know!).

But – what we do have, and what could be far more powerful, is the power of our own voices; the power of true one-to-one interactions; and the power that comes from knowing our cause is just and we are fighting to protect everyone’s rights.

Here’s her plea to get talking.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. With love & peace, W4EU xx


 

‘Today, I’m writing to ask you please to do something I know you’ll hate but which I think you’ll agree is good for democracy. Fortunately, it can be done at home, rain or shine.

Millions are being spent on advertising promoting NoDeal even though it will be a calamity. The source of funding is not known. Face to face conversations are the best buttress against ignorance

The conversation is two-fold. Please get people to check if they appear on the Electoral Register. If they do not, it’s easy to sign up online but without delay. Here is the link.

https://www.gov.uk/electoral-register
(If the person doesn’t have their National Insurance Number to hand, the NI Number can be retrieved or requested here on https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/contact/national-insurance-numbers)

Second, it’s hard to know what candidates will stand, given the short notice. But for now, voters in your area can look here to see who has stood and been elected in the past.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkshire_and_the_Humber_(European_Parliament_constituency)

  • The two national parties who have been strong pro-European advocates are Liberal Democrat and Greens; and Greens are international. Also the Yorkshire Party is allied with SNP and Plaid Cymru so safely pro-European.
  • The Labour MEP Richard Corbett I can personally recommend because he has led well. https://www.richardcorbett.org.uk
  • The parties standing in 2014 that wish to reduce rights and break up the EU include: UKIP, Conservative, An Independence from Europe, BNP, English Democrat, No2EU. Also Farage may have a Brexit Party candidate.

 

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