Three main things to let you know about this week: the launch of our on-campus campaign for term three, two really important off-campus campaigning dates we’ve got lined up and a couple of socials and events we’ve got coming up to give you a well-needed break from revision. Read on!
Term 3 on-campus campaign launch
Warwick Labour is the biggest political party society on campus and with local and European elections coming up — and the general election just over a year away — we wanted to make sure our presence is well known.
Thus, last week we launched the first phase of our on-campus campaign for Term 3. We’re focussing on three key issues which have a direct impact on students and reflect the national climate: cost of living, immigration and higher education.
These are really important issues and we need to let people know there is an alternative — and that we’re demanding one. We’ve had a great reaction to the campaign so far and I’m looking forward to keeping that momentum going throughout the term.
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Campaigning: European and local elections
This month sees two important elections: local council elections in Coventry and European elections for the whole country. Warwick Labour will be out on the doorstep for both, with two big campaigning dates planned for mid-May.
First on Sunday 18th May we’ll be heading to Leamington for “Super Sunday” with the Warwick and Leamington Party, supporting Labour’s candidates for the European elections.
We’ll be starting in the morning (exact time TBC) and lunch will be provided before heading out again in the afternoon. Join us for the morning or afternoon session, or if revision permits, both! We can make a real difference in these elections, so it’d be great to see as many people there as possible. Further details can be found on the Facebook event:
We’ll also be heading to Coventry on Thursday 22nd May to support the St Michael’s Labour Party in the local council elections. The 22nd is polling day, so we’ll be aiding in the incredibly important “get out the vote” effort which is arguably the bit of the campaign that matters most.
We’ll be heading from campus mid-afternoon and pizza will be provided. Again, it’d be great to get as many Warwick Labourites out as possible; all the details can be found on the Facebook event:
Any queries about any of the campaign events — if you’ve not been before and want to know how it works — or if you want any further details, drop our External Campaigns Officer Josh Abey a message on Facebook.
Upcoming socials and events
With exams coming up we’re lighter on the socials this week, but two events to let you know about and one date for your diary next month.
On Saturday 10th May we’ll be informally gathering at the Terrace Bar/on the Piazza from 7pm to watch Eurovision. Details will be on the Discussion Group; the Terrace Bar will be serving “a Eurovision inspired cocktail menu” and the event is free, so come join us!
Next week on Wednesday 14th May at 7pm in Leamington we’ve been invited by Warwick and Leamington candidate Lynnette Kelly to join a curry social with the prospective European candidates for the West Midlands. Again, details are on the Discussion Group here; get in touch with our Social Secretary Lewis if you’ve got any queries.
And one date for your diary: next month on 21st June Warwick Labour will be heading up a group of Warwick students heading to The People’s Assembly’s “No More Austerity” demonstration in London. Travel details etc will be arranged in the coming weeks, but in the meantime check out the Facebook event.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for Homework Club and Skool Dayz on Saturday. The break from revision was very much welcome and our thanks again to Josh and his flat for letting us into his kitchen.
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