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#GE2019: Volunteering Opportunities

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I received the following email from Team Labour this morning, encouraging members to help out with campaigning to ensure the British public elect a Government for the many, not the few.

I am doing all I can on social media and via this blog, as my disability prevents me from being an effective campaigner in other ways. For example, I would struggle with both door knocking and telephone canvassing due to my poor hearing and slurred speech. This is a great shame as I wish I could pound the streets to spread the message, but all I can do is make sure everyone that I come into contact with online is in no doubt who to vote for.

In addition, I will make sure that every time I leave the house, I am wearing a Jeremy Corbyn badge or t-shirt and I also thought that I should try to find a Vote Labour car sticker. I don’t know if this has already been thought about, but I think it would be a good way of spreading the message as we inch ever closer to December 12th.

Below, I have included the email I received this morning from Team Labour and would encourage all Labour Party Members to try to help out in some way to ensure that Jeremy Corbyn will soon be moving house…

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Nathan, in 19 days we’ll either have a government for the many, or a government for the few.

The power to decide is in your hands.

From the first debate to the manifesto launch, we’ve got the country’s attention. We’ve got the policies, the energy and the people power.

Now is the time to persuade voters, to get out on the streets, to meet other Labour volunteers, to give the country the government that it’s been needing for the last decade.

Don’t miss this opportunity.

SAY YOU’LL VOLUNTEER: Thousands upon thousands have already done it. As people start to see through Tory lies, our movement is beginning to tip the balance. But we need more people – we need you. Will you sign up to volunteer today?

JOIN OTHER CAMPAIGNERS: Find members like you nearby who need your help!

SPREAD THE WORD: We have a radical manifesto that will truly put wealth and power back in the hands of the people.

MAKE A CALL: Dialogue is our phone banking tool. It’s chock-full of great new features for the election, and you can campaign from the comfort of your own home. Get your mates over and start a phone banking party today!

REFRESH YOURSELF: Feeling a little rusty? Not campaigned in a while? Not to worry – we’ve got some online training sessions and events just for you.

Nathan, the Tories are using dirty tactics to undermine us. Let them try. We know the real power is with the people. And the people will win.

We have no time to lose, and everything to gain. This is your chance to play a part in the most important election of your lifetime. Make sure you take it.

Thanks,

Team Labour

 

Help Needed on Social Media #SaveWILG

I am requesting help on Social Media to get the message across to Assembly Members across Wales that there is still time to reverse the awful decision to close WILG and transfer all responsibilities for Independent Living to local authorities.

A list of AM Twitter handles can be found below along with a suggested Tweet and electronic postcards and memes that can be attached to Tweets for greater impact. Those of you who are not on Twitter can use Facebook to send messages, postcards and memes to AMs or you can email them using their addresses that can be found on this mailing list. 

It is also still not too late to show your support for the #SaveWILG postcard campaign. You can download and print postcards below or get in touch with me and I will send you a few hard copies.

Even if you only manage to contact a handful of AMs, this could make a real difference to disabled people across Wales.

Thanks for your support.

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SUGGESTED TWEETS:

Disabled people with high care and support needs are in search of your support to maintain Independent Living for all. #SaveWILG

Wales voted Labour. Don’t copy Tory policy and damage independent living 4 disabled people #SaveWILG

This is the impact of closing the ILF in England  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/independent-living-fund-post-closure-review #SaveWILG

Welsh Labour: Don’t copy Tories in Westminster. Protect independent living 4 disabled people #SaveWILG

@JulieMorganLAB @fmwales #NewYearsDay same old neglect from my Local Authority. The need for overnight support is obvious and urgent. The need #SaveWILG is greater than ever as LA’s cannot provide the high levels of care and support needed by former ILF recipients. #SaveWILG

These Tweets should be accompanied by some of the many postcard photographs, electronic postcards and memes.

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David Melding @DavidMeldingAM

Lynne Neagle @lynne_neagle

Gareth Bennett AC/AM @GarethBennettAM

David Rowlands AC/AMVerified account @DavidRowlandsAM

Hefin David AC/AM @hef4caerphilly

Caroline Jones AC/AM @carolineUKIP

Dr Dai Lloyd AC/AM @DaiLloydAM

Carl Sargeant AM @Carl4AandD Michelle Brown AM @MishBrownAM

Carwyn Jones AM/ACVerified account @AMCarwyn

Joyce Watson AM @JoyceWatsonam

Nathan GillVerified account @NathanGillMEP

Neil Hamilton AC/AMVerified account @NeilUKIP

John Griffiths AM @JGriffithsLab

Vikki Howells AM @VikkiHowells

Ann Jones AM @ann_jonesam

David Rees @DavidReesAM

Neil McEvoy AM @neiljmcevoy

Ken Skates AMVerified account @KenSkatesAM

Dafydd Elis-Thomas @ElisThomasD

MickAntoniw AM @MickAntoniw1

Jayne Bryant AM @JBryantWales

Mike Hedges @MikeHedgesAM

Julie James AMVerified account @JulieJamesAM

Rebecca Evans AMVerified account @RebeccaEvansAM

Eluned Morgan @Eluned_Morgan

JaneHutt AMVerified account @JaneHutt

Rhianon Passmore @rhi4islwyn

Elin Jones @ElinCeredigion

Vaughan Gething AMVerified account @vaughangething

Mark Drakeford AMVerified account @MarkDrakeford

Mark Isherwood AMVerified account @MarkIsherwoodAM

Angela Burns @AngelaBurnsAM

Mohammad Asghar AMVerified account @MohammadAsghar

Lesley GriffithsVerified account @lesley4wrexham

Nick RamsayVerified account @NickRamsayAM

Andrew RT DaviesVerified account @AndrewRTDavies

Simon ThomasVerified account @SimonThomasAC

Huw Irranca-DaviesAMVerified account @huw4ogmore

Russell George AMVerified account @russ_george

Rhun ap IorwerthVerified account @RhunapIorwerth

Julie MorganVerified account @JulieMorganLAB

Sian Gwenllian AC/AM @siangwenfelin

Janet Finch-SaundersVerified account @JFinchSaunders

Lee Waters AMVerified account @Amanwy

Alun DaviesVerified account @AlunDaviesAM

Jeremy Miles AC/AMVerified account @Jeremy_Miles

Jenny Rathbone AMVerified account @JennyRathbone

Mark Reckless AMVerified account @MarkReckless

Dawn Bowden AM @Dawn_Bowden

Llyr Gruffydd AC/AM @LlyrGruffydd

suzy daviesVerified account @suzydaviesam

Darren Millar AMVerified account @DarrenMillarAM

Steffan LewisVerified account @steffanlewis

Adam PriceVerified account @Adamprice

Hannah Blythyn AM @hannahblythyn

Kirsty WilliamsVerified account @Kirsty_Williams

LeanneWoodVerified account @LeanneWood

Bethan Maeve AM/ACVerified account @bethanjenkins

 

Don’t forget there are still plenty of badges available for you to wear with pride to help to spread awareness. Simply get in touch if you would be interested in showing your support by purchasing a badge.

 

 

 

DPAC Video #TrashTheTories

Everyone connected with Disabled People Against Cuts has been working hard on social media to promote the #TrashTheTories campaign. I have been tweeting as if my life depended on it  – it sort of does – and now we are sharing these videos in an attempt to illustrate why a vote for the ‘nasty party’ should not even be a consideration.

These videos are excellently produced and highlight why we need #GE17 to produce a total change of Government that will work for the many, not the few.

David has Bipolar disorder. He discusses how this condition affects his everyday life and how stress is easily triggered. The assessment process has worsened his health.