Dispatch from the campaign #14

With just one month to go, the countdown to Labour Party Conference has started!

We’re holding a rally for a radical Green New Deal on the first day of conference. Join party members, trade unionists, youth strikers and climate activists from across the country for a huge display of support for our conference motion. Help us spread the word.

The brilliant programme for The World Transformed went live this week! We’re running two sessions this year with some exciting guests...

💥 Building a radical climate justice movement

💥 Visioning the Green New Deal in your local area

Get your tickets here. We can’t wait to see you there!


Last week we launched a crowdfunder to help us win a radical Green New Deal at conference, and are delighted that we’re over half way to our target of £5000. 

Thank you for your support. We’re powered by the many and even the smallest donations go a long way. 

Donate now

Our goal is to raise £5000 by 1 September. If you’re able to help out -

  1. Make a donation here

  2. Share our video on Facebook and Twitter

  3. Forward this email to five friends or family members

  4. Spread the word through your local group and CLP


Motions

Hexham, Sherwood, Mole Valley, Huntingdon and Worcester CLPs are sending our motion to conference! Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard on this.

CLPs can submit their motion until 12 September, so there’s still time to pass it in yours. If you want to, let us know. Get a copy of it here labourgnd.uk/motions.


What’s been happening?

GLASGOW – Glasgow LGND met on Tuesday to discuss the potential for a radical Green New Deal for Glasgow, Scotland and beyond. Join them for their next organising meeting on 3 September. More info to follow on Facebook soon. 

Glasgow-LGND.jpg

WORCESTER – Worcester LGND met on Wednesday for their second organising session. And Worcester CLP passed our conference motion this week too! 

MANCHESTER – Greater Manchester LGND met last night to discuss strategies for local organising, including future canvassing sessions and how best to support the Trees Not Cars campaign on Great Ancoats Street. The next meeting is on 12 September. If you want to get involved, get in touch by email.


Upcoming events

CROYDON – Croydon LGND’s launch meeting is on 27 August! Join James Meadway, Grace Blakeley and our co-founder Clare Hymer to discuss why a Green New Deal should be a pivotal policy in the fight against the Climate Crisis. More info. 

NOTTINGHAM – Join Nottingham LGND for their launch meeting at the Mechanics Institute on 27 August. More info. 

MANCHESTER – Greater Manchester LGND are meeting on 12 September. More info.

GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE – On 20 September we’ll be standing alongside Youth Strike 4 Climate to demand a radical Green New Deal. Join us. More info. 

Donate now


Labour for a Green New Deal in the media

A radical Green New Deal requires radical thinking. Our co-founder Chris Saltmarsh calls for free public transport in this article for Tribune.

Why going green means voting Labour Our spokesperson Lauren Townsend in the Morning Star


We’re recruiting! 

As our new Creative Content Co-Lead, you could help us win the radical Green New Deal to transform the economy and reshape society. 
We're on the lookout for someone who can support the co-ordination of our design & video output, while managing a small team of volunteers in this task. Take a look at the role description.

We’re also looking for an Events Team Lead to coordinate our participation in national, regional, and local events.
Do you have experience organising events and managing a team, and are able to commit 8 hours a week? Have a read of the role description

If you're interested in applying for either of these roles, send over a couple of paragraphs outlining your interest and experience to info@labourgnd.uk, with the role title as the subject heading, and we’ll find a time to chat!


Other updates 

If you’ve joined us this week, sign up for our next welcome call so we can say hello and let you know how you can get involved:

Wednesday 28 August 6:30pm

We’re always looking for people to join our Social Media, Conference, Trade Union and Local Groups Support teams. You will be given training and an induction, so if you are interested and have some time to give, please get in touch.

In case you missed it, we’re on Instagram! Follow us @labourgnd.

If you want to share some news in one of our dispatches, let us know at info@labourgnd.uk. 

See you next week! 

In solidarity,
Jenny on behalf of the Lab4GND team