Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 07:00 AM
through September 19, 2014
We need helpers on the Quarry & Risinghurst by-election day, 18 Sept. 2014. Please take the day off work and come and help.
Liz Taylor raised the Green Party vote from 4% to 12% in May, getting 15% of the vote in Risinghurst, with only one leaflet. Let's see what we can do with a real campaign.
Too many people give up on politics, don't vote, and leave it to others. We have to make sure all our supporters get to the polls this time.
We need people on the day to:
- Telephone or visit green voters to remind them to get to their polling station.
- Help voters get to the polls
(from giving lifts to baby sitting).
- Sit outside polling stations smiling at voters and writing down voter numbers.
- Help at our committee rooms
(from making tea and coffee to entering data into computers).
- In the evening, as the ballots are opened, tally the votes
(so we know where people are voting green).
In the weeks leading up to the election, we need people to knock on doors to find Green Party voters, and to deliver leaflets and letters.
When you RSVP below, you will then be sent to a page to indicate your preferences in how you can help. Please complete that page. We will get back to you with specific details about when and where you can help up to and on 18th September.
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:45 AM
The big event approaches! Please start booking with Hazel Dawe to attend the first ever Oxfordshire Green Gathering. All catering will be vegetarian but please do let me know if you would like vegan food too.
Apart from Will Duckworth's talk at 5pm. This event is for Green Party members only. You can join.
||Welcome and tea and coffee.
||Green Oxfordshire Awards ceremony with Will Duckworth (Green Party deputy leader) and Hazel Dawe (OGP treasurer).
||Lunch provided by the local party at reasonable rates.
||A) Fracking workshop with Claire Pearman, Banbury and Cherwell Green Party member and anti-fracking campaigner, and campaigning group Frack Off.
||B) Agriculture workshop with writer on farming issues and Green Party candidate in the Chalgrove and Watlington by-election, Colin Tudge.
||Tea and coffee break.
||Speaker session with Will Duckworth—open to the public.
||Close (and visit to the pub!).
There is limited parking in the Dupuis Centre, but there is a car park nearby off Dashwood Road.
Nominations for awards are still welcome; deadline for nominations is 1st September. Please send your nominations with a short explanation of why this particular person or group merits an award to email@example.com or to Hazel Dawe, 53 Bulan Road, Oxford OX3 7HU.
Here are the categories to remind you:
- Best Target Ward campaign
- Outstanding contribution April 2013 – May 2014 (for a party or individual)
- Innovation (any idea or strategy that everyone needs to steal from you...)
- Working together (best example of team work by a group of individuals)
- Best local issue campaign
- Life time contribution
Greens criticise Labour for engineering 'sham election'
Carfax Ward by-election. 4th September.
The Greens have criticised Labour for engineering a 'sham election' timed at their convenience for when the majority of voters were absent.
Richard Scrase backs Covered Market
Last night Richard Scrase, the Green Party candidate for Carfax, backed the Covered Market traders at hustings at Oxford Town Hall.
The Disappearing Voter in Oxfordshire
Councillor David Williams, leader of the Green Group on the County Council, will be presenting a motion to the County Council on the new system of voter registration which is coming into force shortly. Experience elsewhere suggests a loss of registered individuals by as much as 30% in the poorest areas.