Join the Campaign for an English Parliament’s campaign team
Our activists around the country help us promote the need for an English Parliament without them we would not be as effective as we are. There are many ways you can help us show why the urgent need for an English Government
As a supporter of the Campaign for an English Parliament you can become more involved and here are just some of the things you can do:
Hand out Campaign for an English Parliament leaflets
If able, you can occasionally give a few hours, to promote one of our campaigns in your local area such as giving out leaflets on your local the high street or your shopping centre
You can deliver membership leaflets to your street, work colleagues or friends. Our membership leaflets are a great way of raising awareness of the unfair treatment that the people of England are facing and those who receive a leaflet can join by mailing it back to us.
Call us on 0845 634 6108 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you some leaflets.
Join us when we are actively campaigning
We regularly organise action days with a campaign vehicle or attend events across the country. Why not request that our campaigning vehicle comes to your area and then join us giving leaflets out.
If you feel strongly about one of our campaigns you could write to your local council and MP
Letters and emails to your elected representatives present your views to the people who make decisions and help raise the profile of the Campaign for an English Parliament. If our campaign vehicle comes to your area, you could write to your local politicians about it. The more correspondence they receive, the more they take our campaigning seriously! To find out more please contact our office on 08456346108
Write to your local newspaper
Invite others to support the Campaign for an English Parliament’s campaigns. Letters are a great way of raising awareness of the need for proper representation, and you can also write letters in support of our national and local campaigns. One area could be to highlight how unfair the Barnett formula is….
Research articles or tell us about issues in your area
You can help the Campaign team to research areas that we are campaigning on. Please send in local newspaper articles or e-mail comments made by your local MP. Campaign for an English Parliament members can do many things to advance awareness of our campaign aims and are drawn from wide and diverse backgrounds. Using that diverse knowledge is beneficial in helping the people of England understand why we need an English Parliament.
Through word of mouth you can help us spread awareness of issues. We will also post up regular updates on our campaigns on our website.
Without our members we wouldn’t have been able to come as far as we have. It’s only through spreading awareness of the unfair treatment that the people of England face that our aims will be achieved. Using our research we are able to extend our influence and make the voice of the English heard.
Start a local branch of the Campaign for an English Parliament.
If you are interested in starting a branch of the Campaign for an English Parliament in your area, please contact our office on 0854 634 6108. It doesn’t cost anything other than your time and commitment to start a branch.
Some advice on campaigning and recruiting new members.
The bedrock of campaigning is the old- fashioned but tried and tested method of having a street stall. If you are interested in undertaking a street stall you need some support and help. The most important element to a successful street stall is making it interesting?
You will need:
Make your stall interesting; You will need a focus to your stall. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a table (though they work really well on broad streets or large squares). You could use flags which are very eye-catching.
Use placards; Placards are great advertisement for the Campaign for an English Parliament, they look good in pictures, and give people who are passing by the stall an idea of what you are campaigning about. Even if they don’t stop and talk, they will remember that you were there.
Make sure you are prepared to sign people up. You can’t go wrong with clipboards, membership forms and a pen, but new technology such as a mobile telephone or Ipad means we can record more email addresses. It will also mean that you don’t need to worry about typing them all in after a success day campaigning and recruiting
Something to hand out. This will usually be leaflets but not always. We are always on hand to help write them! If you are collecting signatures for one of our campaigns then it is always good to have something about the Campiagn for an English Parliament on hand. The information should have our website details on it so that when they can go home and look you up our website and become followers.
Take photographs of your activity. ( Most mobile have a camera facility on them). Taking as many pictures will enable many more people to see that you have been active for the Campaign for an English Parliament.
We hope the above information has helped and we realise that is are plenty more ideas. If you need any help from the Campaign for an English Parliament please get in touch with our office.
A little of your time is worthwhile
Please help us with our newsletter. You could write an occasional article, maybe about your experiences campaigning or when attending an event.
Assist with responding to Facebook or Twitter
Maybe write something for the website or ask your local MP a question and post up his response.
The Campaign for an English Parliament is run by its members, supported by a small team of volunteers. Without members like you we would never have raised the need for an English Parliament as much as we have.
Most member would like to help but don’t always know how to get involved. You can make a difference, whether you have only 30 minutes a month or could spare one hour a week, your effort counts towards driving our campaign forward. The satisfaction of helping to protect England is hugely rewarding.