50 Campaigns to Shout About by Ellie Levenson

By Ellie Levenson

The continuously provocative Ellie Levenson is the following to force us into motion. From construction more cost-effective housing to lobbying for extra moral banking and fresh consuming water for all, Ellie introduces 50 of the main urgent problems with the twenty first century, explaining precisely why they're so very important and why now could be the time to get in your ft and be heard. She bargains sensible suggestion on regarding politicians and different leaders, getting media curiosity, and making plans occasions, and stocks insights from most sensible campaigners, together with the Rwandan Genocide Survivor’s Fund, Oxfam, and the psychological wellbeing and fitness charity reconsider, on the best way to take the plunge from factor to action.
full of rousing proof and insider tips, 50 Campaigns to Shout approximately is an imperative source for locating your voice and creating a distinction – even if your points of interest are set at the halls of presidency or in the direction of home.

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If you can, set up a meeting with the person you will be giving the petition to, so that you can share more information about your campaign at the same time. There is a long tradition of petitions being delivered directly to the door of Number 10 Downing Street, the home of the British prime minister. You can’t just turn up of course – this needs to be arranged in advance through the Downing Street Petitions Office (Tel 0207 321 7154) who will carry out security checks and arrange a day and time for you to deliver your signatures.

Ask for better housing. Help prevent people becoming homeless in the first place. Monitor the planning applications for ‘new build’ developments filed with your local council – these will be available to view online – and if you see an application that includes affordable housing, send a letter of support. Attend the local council meeting and use the public questions time to request that more affordable homes be built in your area. And find out which of your council members is in charge of housing, and write to him or her to ask the same.

Also, when you put something online, you publish it online, so stay legal – if you say untrue things about people you can end up in big trouble. And finally, newspapers and traditional journalists can help get your campaign noticed, but they also take control of what they write about your campaign and your website – and you might not agree with them. Request that any article links directly to your site so that people can see your argument in your own words and pictures. For more great tips on setting up your community website, from understanding copyright and finding free images that will liven up your blog to creating links, maps, categories, groups, and many other online enhancements, visit Talk About Local’s Step by Step Guides, which are available on their website.

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