#UnseatIDS festival in Chingford & Woodford Green

From Faiza Shaheen, Labour candidate for MP in Chingford & Woodford Green: Please come join us for the Unseat IDS weekend with Owen Jones and special guests on Sat 15 & Sun 16 September. We’d value any time you can give us, and don’t worry if you’ve never done door-knocking for Labour before… there will be a training session and lots of old timers to advise! Let’s make this huge!!!

[Go to Facebook event page…]

Indie crowdfunder: “The Great NHS Heist” film

The Great NHS Heist Trailer

Coming Soon Our documentary film is close to completion. We need your help to spread the word about the film and more crowdfunding to deliver the best film possible. www.gofundme.com/thegreatnhsheistThank you#NHS70

Posted by The Great NHS Heist on Friday, June 29, 2018

“I’m Dr Bob Gill, a family doctor and NHS campaigner based in South East London.

“Over the last few years I have become aware of creeping privatisation in our National Health Service. There has been a concerted effort by consecutive governments to convert our NHS to a profit driven private health insurance system.

“In 2014 I co-produced a film, ‘Sell Off – The Abolition of your NHS’ which explained the dismantling of our health service. It has been shown at screenings around the country and been well received by audiences, judging by the feedback at over 50 such events I have attended in the last 18 months for Question and Answer sessions.

“I’ve had many requests to make another film. Our new project “THE GREAT NHS HEIST” will make clear what is going on and how the final betrayal will play out unless we act to stop the heist of our NHS.

“We will explore the measures being taken to drive us to an American-style health system and what is in store for us in a for-profit system.

“Our film can be made, with your support. We won’t have money for stock footage or fancy music but if we can raise enough to get to all our interviewees and cover our equipment costs then we will be able to tell this important story. All the people involved are putting in their time and expertise voluntarily.”

[Donate to crowdfunder now…]

Donate to the Progressive Alliance

From The Progressive Alliance:This was a General Election like no other. Together, we’ve been building the new politics. In 41 seats, progressive parties formed alliances. Millions of people are talking about the Progressive Alliance and tactical voting.

“We denied the Tories a majority and it’s clear that tactical voting made the difference.

“Up and down the country we saw something totally new, people from all progressive parties working together for a better future.

“It doesn’t stop here. We can build the platform for a progressive majority and change the government. Will you help fund this historic project?”

[Donate now on Progressive Alliance website…]

Boris Johnson Must Go – Crowdfund the Campaign! #UnseatBoris

By Owen Jones for Uxbridge & South Ruislip Labour Party on CrowdPAC: Boris Johnson is one of the most cynical and damaging people in politics — and one of the frontrunners for the Tory leadership. But Johnson’s majority was more than halved this election — with a massive local campaign powered by your donations, we can beat him next time!

The case to unseat Boris Johnson is overwhelming – and together we can make it happen. Even before his performance in the referendum, Johnson had been sacked twice for lying (by both his newspaper editor and his party leader). He once called black people “piccaninnies” with “watermelon smiles”.

Johnson, who opportunistically backed Brexit because he hoped it would put him in Downing Street. Johnson, who after the election had a radio interview so calamitous that if he was – say – a black woman, his career would be over. Johnson, the Foreign Secretary who regularly reduces this great country to an international laughing stock.

This year we cut Boris Johnson’s majority by more than half without a big campaign — it’s down to only 5,034 votes. If we can persuade just 2517 people, we can beat him. And a general election could be called at any point. We have to campaign now if we want to make sure he’s defeated.

[Go to Uxbridge & South Ruislip Labour Party crowdfunder page on CrowdPAC…]

Unseat Iain Duncan Smith – Crowdfund the Campaign! #UnseatIDS

By Owen Jones for Chingford & Woodford Green Labour Party on CrowdPAC: Iain Duncan Smith is the architect of some of the Tories’ cruellest policies. He helped design cuts which devastated the lives of disabled people. Humiliating and distressing work capability assessments. The bedroom tax. Attacks on the low-paid.

In 2015, IDS had a majority of over 8,300. It’s now less than 2,500. With a big push, Iain Duncan Smith will lose his seat. Chingford and Woodford Green: LABOUR GAIN – imagine those words flashing up on your TV screen. And it will be down to you.

A general election could happen at any moment. It could be this year. Jeremy Corbyn has asked us to be on a permanent general election footing. We can only defeat Iain Duncan Smith if we get out there and campaign now.

[Go to Chingford & Woodford Green Labour Party crowdfunder page…]

#Unseat Sexist Bigot Philip Davies – Crowdfund the campaign!

By Owen Jones on CrowdPAC for Shipley Labour Party: Tory MP Philip Davies is a sexist bigot and a national disgrace. He has repeatedly used his position to undermine legislation tackling domestic and sexual violence against women. He’s demanded the very word “women” is stripped from the women and and equalities committee. In 2016, he spoke at a conference launched by the Justice for Men and Boys party, which publishes disgusting online articles like ’13 reasons women lie about being raped’.

He consistently voted against equal rights for LGBT people, including equal marriage. As you’d expect, he’s also consistently voted for legislation that has caused huge human misery, like the bedroom tax, slashing in-work benefits for the working poor, and lower benefits for disabled people.

This man is not fit to be an MP. In 2015, his majority was 9,642. This year, it more than halved to 4,681. We can defeat Davies. Labour has an inspiring vision – of investment not cuts, of tax justice, of ending tuition fees, a genuine living wage, and public ownership. We also have a grassroots army.

[Go to crowdfunder page for Shipley Labour Party…]

There’s an event to unseat Boris Johnson and hundreds of people are going

From The Independent: Hundreds of people are planning to attend an event campaigning for Boris Johnson to be unseated from his west London constituency. The event, which was set up by campaigner and columnist Owen Jones, is set to take place in the Foreign Secretary’s Uxbridge & South Ruislip seat.

[Read full article on Independent website…] [Go to Facebook event…]

May’s deal with DUP faces legal challenge from crowdfunding campaign

From The Guardian: A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise funds for a potential legal challenge to Theresa May’s parliamentary deal with the Democratic Unionist party, on the grounds that it breaches the Good Friday agreement.

Lawyers acting for Ciaran McClean, a Green Party politician in Northern Ireland, allege that the pact between the minority Conservative government and the DUP is in breach of both the landmark 1998 Northern Ireland peace deal and the Bribery Act.

[Read full article on Guardian website…] [Crowdfunder link…]

Tories call for ‘help’ as Labour begins campaign to unseat Iain Duncan Smith in Chingford

From East London & West Essex Guardian: The Conservatives are calling for “help” as over 500 Labour supporters prepare to launch their campaign to unseat Iain Duncan Smith

According to a letter, believed to be from the local Tory association, the MP is preparing himself for a fight from the “hordes of Momentum”.

While IDS increased his vote share by 1.2 per cent at last month’s general election (helped by UKIP not standing) his 2015 majority fell from 8,386 to 2,438. Read more

Indie anti-Tory crowdfunders – running the #GE17 Facebook ads political parties can’t

Not a party person? Want to do something to help beat the Tories?

Which viral post do you want hundreds more Facebook users in marginal seats to see in polling week? AS FEATURED ON BBC NEWS…

Choose a viral Facebook post to sponsor as a paid ad

#DonateToWin: INDIE ANTI-TORY CROWDFUNDERS – RUNNING THE FACEBOOK ADS POLITICAL PARTIES CAN'TNot a party person? Want to do something to help beat the Tories?stopthetories.nationbuilder.com/donate Which VIRAL POST do you want hundreds more Facebook users in marginal seats to see in polling week?YOUR £3 SPONSORSHIP of your chosen post directly reaches the news feeds of 400-700 Facebook users, targeted to marginal seats. It bursts the "bubble", reaching people who DON'T usually see anti-Tory or social justice posts.Crowdfunder donation links:#VotingToryKillsDisabledPeople – https://stopthetories.nationbuilder.com/votingtorykills_sponsor#VotingToryStarvesChildren – https://www.youcaring.com/centralpublishingfundforstopthetories-811424#NotAllAboutCorbyn #ToriesOut – https://www.youcaring.com/stopthetories2017-837056#VoteHuman – https://stopthetories.nationbuilder.com/votehuman_sponsorFoxhunting #CruelTories – https://www.youcaring.com/stopthetories2017publishingfund-839569#SimonKirby #BrightonKemptown – https://www.youcaring.com/stopthetories2017publishingfund-825893OR see https://stopthetories.nationbuilder.com/donate for the full gallery.All donations can be spent within hours.AS FEATURED ON BBC NEWS: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-40094420Latest project update: https://stopthetories.nationbuilder.com/update_on_the_six_crowdfunded_paid_ad_campaigns

Posted by Stop The Tories Channel on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Your £3 sponsorship of your chosen post directly reaches the news feeds of 400-700 Facebook users, targeted to marginal seats. It bursts the “bubble”, reaching people who DON’T usually see anti-Tory or social justice posts.

Crowdfunder donation links:

Or see the full gallery.

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#GE17: Two million apply to register to vote

From BBC News: More than two million people have applied to register to vote in the month since Theresa May announced plans for a snap general election on 8 June.

The highest number of applications so far was on 18 April, the day the prime minister made her announcement, when just over 150,000 people applied.

The number of young people registering is the highest of any age group.

The deadline to register online through the official website is 23.59 BST on Monday 22 May.

The latest official figures published in March, before the election was called, showed that 45.7 million people were registered to vote in a general election as of 1 December 2016.

The Electoral Commission have warned that approximately seven million people across Britain who are eligible to vote are not registered, including 30% of under 34s while only 28% of home movers in the past year have registered.

[Read full article on BBC News website…]

Grime artist Jme sat down with Jeremy Corbyn and explained why so many people don’t vote

From Daily Mirror: Grime artist Jamie Adenuga, known as Jme, took time out from promoting his new album to have a sit down chat with Jeremy Corbyn, speaking about why so few people actually vote. He has made a point of emphasising the importance of registering to vote ahead of next Monday’s deadline.

[Read full article on Daily Mirror website…]

A junior doctor is crowdfunding his own election video to spill the truth on May

From The Canary: Jez is a junior doctor who’s had enough of media bias and Conservative-inflicted austerity. With a group of his friends, he’s on a mission to expose what’s really happening to our NHS and our country through an election video of his own. But they first need the public’s support.

Jez is an A&E doctor. Along with his friends Gareth (a public sector advisor) and Sam (who works in creative arts), he is crowdfunding to create an election video that exposes the true effects of the NHS crisis. He also aims to showcase the bias of mainstream media outlets, the damage inflicted by Conservative policies, and the problem of wealth inequality and tax evasion.

[Read full article on The Canary] [Direct crowdfunder link…]

Crowdfunder: #RegisterToVote indie Facebook publishing campaign

DEADLINE MIDNIGHT!! www.gov.uk/register-to-vote TORY GOVERNMENT SCREWS OVER YOUNG PEOPLE:- Exam factory schools with…

Posted by Stop The Tories Channel on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Can you chip in £3 today and help us reach another 600 young people’s news feeds? We’re using Facebook advertising to reach the people who DON’T normally see anti-Tory posts on their Facebook!

This is crowdfunder to sponsor this #RegisterToVote post onto the Facebook news feeds of as many extra young people (aged 18-25) as possible. People who DON’T normally see politics on their Facebook!

Your £3 donation directly reaches 600 young people’s news feeds. Several of them will be likely to share it, generating yet further reach for the post. The paid advertising:

  • includes the link www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
  • gives the number to call if you don’t know your NI number (it’s 0300 200 3500)
  • is targeted to hit people who live in all-important marginal seats 

The Facebook page Stop the Tories 2017 will use all your donations to keep boosting this post to thousands and thousands more young people’s news feeds. You will be supporting the growth of our digital social movement to #StopTheTories 

[Crowdfunder link…]

Join your party

If it’s your bag, you can sign up to campaign directly for one of the progressive parties, by signing up directly on their website. Here are the volunteering links:

There might also be actions in your area (most especially if you live in a marginal constituency) by the Progressive Alliance campaign.

#RegisterToVote now!

In the 2015 General Election, 3 in 10 young people weren’t registered to vote. 

However, huge numbers of young people are now registering to vote. In just the first three days after the election announcement, 103,439 18-24-year-olds registered. And a further 99,106 25-34-year-olds also signed up.

And if they cast their ballots, they could have a massive impact on the outcome of the general election. Theresa May might be in store for a nasty surprise from young people in the UK.

Register to vote now online: Just visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and fill in your details.

You will need a national insurance number. If you don’t have one, a 5 minute phone call on 0300 200 3500 will get it sent to you in ten days.

Have you got friends, family or colleagues who might not be registered? Talk to them, or send them this link. This election is that important, to all our futures!

Knock on doors with Campaign Together

Campaign_Together_logo.pngCampaign Together are talking to people, and they want you to join them. They say…

Real-life conversations – canvassing – have the best chance of getting people out to vote. The 2008 Obama Presidential campaign was won by this model of grassroots organising. Working together outside of traditional party allegiances is the best chance we have of defeating the Tories. In the 2015 Canadian elections, progressives worked together across political parties to defeat the Conservatives. And they won.

Canvassing is a voter contact technique used by political organisations to gauge people’s support for a candidate. It’s the party faithful going street to street, knocking on doors and talking to voters. It’s simple and it works.

We plan to harness the power of canvassing on a massive scale. Through our website, phone calls and face to face meetings, we will mentor, coach and connect progressive voters to the non-Tory candidate most likely to win in their constituency. What’s more, we’ve targeted 25 highly winnable marginal constituencies where we know that we can make all the difference.

Depending on where you live and who you would like to campaign for, we will match you up with one of these areas and parties. We are encouraging everyone to look beyond traditional party allegiances – to stop the Tories by campaigning together and making our voices count.

How to help the Liberal Democrats win

From Mark Pack’s blog: There’s never been a better moment to help the Liberal Democrats (or help a little bit more) than right now. Here then are a few ways you can do just that.

On Facebook? Sign up to this event to show that you are voting Liberal Democrat. It’s a really simple way of spreading the word about how many people are voting Liberal Democrat this time. Having people see that their friends are voting Lib Dem is a powerful way of helping to persuade them to do so too.

You may already be in touch with your local Liberal Democrats, but otherwise, there’s this simple form on the national website.

You can find the party here (Twitter) and here (Facebook), whilst leader Tim Farron is here (Twitter) and here (Facebook). For a bit of extra sass, there’s the Liberal Democrat Press Team or for a mix of unofficial news, there’s Lib Dem Newswire.

[Read more on Mark Pack’s blog…]

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