Sunday, 4 November 2018

Activism Update - With Time running out, what can we do?

The Idea Pool for Local Groups and the 48% Admin staff have trawled the internet to find events, ideas, initiatives that you may not be aware of.

 

Writing to MPs.

We need to get people writing to their MPs. They definitely hear from the angry Brexiteers. It needs to be new people, it needs to be a constant push. Click on the link below to find your MP's address. When writing or e-mailing your MP please cc the Chief Whip (Julian Smith for Tories and Nick Brown for Labour.) When they get a lot of correspondence on one subject they are supposed to notify their Chief Whip.

Click here to find your MP's address


Click here for adirect link, with a pre written online letter from People‘s Vote 

LETTER STORMDate - Friday the 9th of November. (Organised by #Stop Brexit)
Democracy didn't end on the 23rd of June 2016. We want a people's vote, with an option to remain.
Stamp - Second class
Address - The Prime Minister, 10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA, UK.

Writing to the Queen
Our Monnarch has only a reepresentational function nowadays. But she is there to represent us. She has weekly meetings with May. If she receives enough letters, who knows? She may subject subject Theresa to a few choice words regarding Brexit. Here is a link to help you with protocol

Write to your local newspaper
Local groups have become very adept at using the letters sction of the local newspaper to get the message out either about their group or to challenge the Brexit narrative in their region. This will become very important regardless of how this turns out. If we Brexit, we have to start fighting to return (Article 49, anyone?) if we avert Brexit, we have to carry on educating the public. The negative consequences of the 2016 referendum can no longer be fully avoided; businesses planning on leaving have already triggered those plans, or are about to do so. The exodus of business cannot be blamed on the EU but are a consequence of the confusion from Westminster. Local papers are a trusted source for information; use them! (Also, Molly Scott Cato recommends it! - Listen to Cakewatch, episode 28!)


Petitions

There are an awful lot of petitions out there that need signing. Rather than posting about them piecemeal, here is a link to site that is dedicated to petitions

Some potential petitions to find, sign and share ...
Protext our Freedom of Movement rights
Repeal the EU Withdrawal Act
Extend Voting Rights to British abroad
Stop Brexit

One that is particularly important is the ECI for citizenship: Please share it to all the many corners of the EU: Follow this link

Court cases

There are two extremely important Court cases coming up and in the last 2 days we have been given the Court Hearing Dates: 

1) Action for Expat Votes - being heard in the EU court in Luxemburg on 26th December, which is fiighting for those who could not vote in 2016 and are EU citizens. If this course wins - a BIG problem for Brexit.

2) UKinEU Challenge: which has been given a 2 our Oral hearing on Friday 7th December: ''Unusually for this type of matter, the Government will also be attending and making representations via its top Barrister, First Treasury Counsel, Sir James Eadie QC. Sir James represented the Government in the Gina Miller Article 50 proceedings: ‘R (Miller) vs Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union’

Please click here to find the Wolchhover Action Page 


Crowd funders


RepresentUs who have organised lobbying of MPs and Lords as well as the influential poll that revealed the levels of support for Remain in Labour Constituencies is hoping ot run another poll, but it does need funding! 

Madeleina Kay EU Supergirl, Young European of the Year, Madeleina has been campaigning up and down the country raising awareness and a smile with a song.

Ben Chambers has been running Sixteen Million Rising, a radio show that promotes the EU and supports local groups. It features music on a theme chosen by remainers and interviews personalties such as Tony Robinson and Anna Soubry. In order to continue funding this two and a half year old project, he needs your support! Click here


Ideas

From Tim Evans, Compére for the Vigil and the Is it worth it Bus, an idea to mobilise people and to bring folks into your local group and motivate folks to get active:
Identify six “targets” whom you would talk to with a view to persuading them to write to their MP. We have undertaken during the next week to approach;

1 Friend
1 Relative
1 Work Colleague
1 Neighbour
1 Student or young person under 25
1 Stranger

Cheltenham4EU have taken to the streets with a blackboard and chalk. They get members of the public to chalk up their messages for their MPs and then they tweet / email the pictures (with permission) to their MP.

What about having a Letter writing Party to have fun writing together to your MP?

Brexitometer Extension! Ontop of the usual Brexitometer questions you can also ask quiz questions to eeradicate some of those EUmyths! Here is a link to those myths!

Events
November 10th
People‘s Vote in York 13:00 https://www.facebook.com/events/734238736920467/

November 28th Is Brexit Inevitable (Esher and Walton European Movement organising - no link!) 

Sodem Mon – Thurs come rain or shine. Go along and help them out if you are in London!
https://www.facebook.com/SODEMLondon/

Nov 22nd
Shrewsbury. Brexit: facing up to the realities with Anna Soubry, Mike Gallsworthy, Madeleina Kay

Nov 28th
Cardiff. Brexit: an Update. With Lord Michael Heseltine, no less.


Finally; Chipping Barnet for EU have made a fantastic to do list as well. Here is the link!

Thank you for your attention! And just a quick plug:

If your group has NOT got a representative on the Idea Pool, please come and join us – and participate! You will have to answer the question, though!) 

We have a website where we try to advertise groups and events and if there is anything your group wants us to post there, guest articles (500 word max) are always welcome 

And the 48% is a group that tries to ensure that people know what is going on in the movement to the best of our ability. If you aren‘t with us already, please do come and join us! (And answer the questions!)

Cheers
The 48% Admin Team!

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Three Blokes in a Pub

Like Ronseal, three blokes in a pub does (more or less) what it says on the tin – three blokes, in a pub, talking Brexit facts.