Members of grass-roots campaign group 38 Degrees are arranging meetings across the country in the run-up to the election to discuss local priorities for lobbying electoral candidates and parties.
An East Dunbartonshire meeting has been arranged for Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015, 8pm in Kirkintilloch.
Picture the scene: you’re in a pub, cafe, or community centre down the road from you. You meet half a dozen or so other local 38 Degrees members. Together, you discuss what you could do locally, and brainstorm ideas for making a difference nationally. Your ideas will shape how 38 Degrees members make the issues we care about the hot issues at this election.
Your event is being hosted by Gwen Stirling, who will be responsible for facilitating the conversation and sharing your ideas back to the 38 Degrees office team. A few hosts have already told us they’re making hot chocolate and cake, if you’re lucky enough to be at one of their meetings!
It’s even better if you come with a friend. So why not forward this email after you RSVP below, and invite a few friends or family members to join you?
Here’s why this is important: decisions are made by those who show up. That’s especially true when it comes to elections. We can sit at home complaining about Westminster all we like, but the whole idea behind 38 Degrees is that change doesn’t start with politicians. It starts with us.
Last month, over 135,000 members of 38 Degrees voted on our shared priorities for the election. From protecting our NHS, to cracking down on dodgy trade deals and tax-dodging – we drafted an ambitious plan to push our issues to the top of the national agenda.  Now let’s decide how we’ll do that – street by street, town by town, across the UK.
Our whole campaign is people-powered. Whether it’s holding a street-stall, hustings to quiz candidates, or registering voters. It all starts with us simply getting together to make plans.
Event details – Come meet your neighbours in East Dunbartonshire:
Will we see you there?