Nov 13th, 2014
Kickstarting local 38 Degrees groups!
By Barnaby Lewer
From Matalan to TTIP, 38 Degrees members have shown there’s appetite to get more involved in our local communities. Across the country members have spoken about the need to establish local 38 Degrees groups, networks and activists.
By setting up local groups, together we’ll take our influence on MPs, councillors and big business to the next level.
The staff team have put together a pilot training course to give you the tools and confidence to set up a local group in your area. The first round of training will be held in November for Greater London, the Midlands, the North West and Scotland
London is already booked out so places are limited and filling up fast. But don’t worry if you miss out this time, there’ll be more in the new year.
At the training you’ll join other like-minded 38 Degrees members and learn some of the cutting edge tactics and techniques to get your group established and campaigning.
From the latest technology to understanding why people act together to make change. Together we’ll build the skills, confidence and knowledge to start making the world a better place. We’ll discuss what makes campaigns successful, as well as develop some practical skills to run your group.
Local groups and networks are already starting to raise profile in their communities. Barbara, who came along to a similar training day in Bath before their local group got up and running, had this to say:
“The local group in Bath is already gathering steam. Over 50 people came to the first meeting and we’re already busy planning what to campaign on. The training really helped get this off the ground.”
Meanwhile in Bristol, the local 38 Degrees group have campaigned against TTIP with a human billboard and organised a panel event with over 500 attendees, live streamed around the world!
The potential for your group is limitless.
Click on your region to RSVP for a training day!
the North West -29 November 2014
Scotland – 29 November 2014