Dispatch from the campaign #17

With just a week to go, the final countdown to conference is on! Motion submissions closed yesterday, and we’re delighted to have the largest number of any Labour campaign. Thank you so much for all the hard work you did in your CLPs.

The next stop is our rally for a Green New Deal on 21 September. This week we announced the first of a great line-up of speakers - Faiza Shaheen , Dave Ward, General Secretary of the Communications Workers Union and Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements in the next few days. See you there, and bring your comrades!

We’re calling on Labour to reconsider its relationship to corporate sponsors at conference – read our full statement here. On 24 September New Statesman are hosting an event with BP. Join us at our protest.

We’re also running two sessions at The World Transformed this year! Join us to discuss how we can build a radical climate justice movement and for a workshop on visioning the Green New Deal in your local area. Get your tickets here

In other news, in case you missed it, we published a series of policy explainers last week, laying out our vision for what a radical Green New Deal will look like. Check them out on our website.


What’s been happening this week?

BRISTOL Thanks to the tireless work of Bristol & the West - Labour for a Green New Deal, Bristol City Council have passed our Green New Deal motion!  Read Bristol Labour’s press release here. 

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BRENT, LONDON – On Wednesday we were delighted to speak on a panel with John McDonnell at Brent Friends of the Earth’s green jobs event. Catch up here.

MANCHESTER – Greater Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal took part in a panel discussion at the launch of Future Economies research centre at Manchester Metropolitan University. Follow them on Facebook for the latest news.


Upcoming events

SHEFFIELD –Sheffield LGND are hosting a training and campaigning session on 14 September, heading out into Crookes to talk to voters about the climate crisis, why only Labour can deliver solutions, and why Olivia Blake is the best local candidate for that job. 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 if you can. More info. 


Get involved

If you’ll be in Brighton and have some time free, we’re looking for volunteers to help out with everything from leafleting to delegate mobilisation. Get in touch at info@labourgnd.uk.

We're always on the lookout for motivated volunteers to join our team. Take a look at our current opportunities.

Or how about organising for a Green New Deal in your local area? Check out this map of local groups around the country. If you feel inspired but can’t find any groups near you, get in touch with us at info@labourgnd.uk

Thanks to your generous donations to our crowdfunder, we’re ready for conference. And with a general election on the way, you can help us go further. Chip in today to help us build a lasting movement. 


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