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Nov 20th, 2013

Member meet-ups in Brighton Kemptown and Hove

By Robin Priestley

38 Degrees members in Hove

Last night 38 Degrees members in Hove and Brighton Kemptown met up to discuss the gagging law.

Two successful meetings happened, with 32 members meeting in the Stoneham pub in Hove and another 25 meeting up in the Royal Oak pub in Kemptown.  We discussed plans on how to put pressure on Mike Weatherley and Simon Kirby over the controversial law, which could massively restrict charities and campaign groups for a whole year before elections.

Members from all political persuasions and backgrounds came along, and had a great discussion about the passage of the law through parliament and what we can do to help fix or scrap it.  Several people mentioned how it was really nice to meet up with other local 38 degrees members from where they live, some of whom they may walk past in the street every day.

Ideas from writing to local papers and charities through to holding public stalls or publicity stunts to raise awareness were discussed.

Watch this space to see what happens next…

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