Message from Another Europe Is Possible
It’s that time of the week again – the Another Europe update.
1. It’s damn close – so let’s go wild
We are in serious danger of losing the referendum on the EU. In fact, a number of polls released this week show a slight lead for Brexit when it’s left down to those more likely to vote. More and more, it looks like it’s going to come down to turnout, especially among young and traditionally leftwing voters – high is good for us, low is good for Boris Johnson. That means that what we do is especially important.
So if you’re not already, now is the time to really push your networks to mobilise. Run a stall, knock on doors, leaflet the train stations. Don’t wait for orders or coordination from above – get materials (from us!) and get going! We’ll be launching a slightly more robust ground campaign strategy after May 28th.
2. Are you coming to the national event? And can you help on the day?
On May 28th, we’re holding our flagship event (as featured in the Guardian) with John McDonnell, Yanis Varoufakis, Caroline Lucas and many others (we’ll be announcing lots more speakers early next week). This is going to be a big event – we’ve sold over 1,000 tickets already – and we need help on the day. If you’re coming and you’re up for manning a stall or ushering a famous speaker, please get in touch. And if you’re London based, please swing past the office on Tuesday evening (24th May) at 7pm.
3. Local speaker tour dates
Yesterday we launched a new speaker tour date in Newcastle on June 2nd. That means that we’ve got events in Newcastle on 2nd June (where we’ve got rid of 72 tickets in 24 hours), Bristol on 31st May (364 tickets), Birmingham on 1st June (202), Sheffield on 3rd June (296) and Manchester on 4th June (224). These numbers are high, but because we’re giving the tickets away for free, we expect a certain drop-out rate. So do keep pushing!
We are also working on a list of other potential cities (as suggested by you). How many more we do will depend on the availability of speakers in the weeks of the 6th and 13th June.
As always, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want more information or resources – or you want to suggest something – just drop us a line, or give me a bell on 07964791663.
Another Europe is Possible