In 2013 we were heavily involved in preparing for the upcoming Euro Election in May of this year. We have achieved a lot including setting up a media structure, engaging further with the social media, community websites and groups.
We have planned a promising campaign strategy that hopefully will get us to Brussels. Recent polls have been encouraging. Nationally the Greens are on 7% and support for the other parties is starting to fade. The public mood is very volatile and very many are looking for something new, something honest, something that addresses their needs.
We do believe that if we can get our message of hope and honesty out to enough people across our region, we can be successful. Remember, this election uses a proportional voting system, not first past the post. This gives us a real chance, but to take that chance, we will need all the help that we can get.
If you are interested in joining us in changing current politics in 2014, please contact us or just come to our next meetings. There are so many ways in which you can help, depending on your interests, experiences, time availability and skills. I am sure that we can find a suitable and exciting role or task for you. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Katharina Boettge – Lead European Candidate for the Green Party in the East Midlands
TWO IMPORTANT MEETINGS IN DERBY
Derbyshire Green Party AGM and Quarterly Meeting – Sunday, 19th January, 2014 at 12 noon
The Derbyshire Green Party Annual General Meeting and Quarterly Meeting will be held on 19th January, 2014 at The Brunswick Inn, 1 Railway Terrace, Derby, DE1 2RU. The Brunswick is two minutes walk from Derby Rail Station. The meeting will start at 12 noon (when the pub opens).
Contact for Derbyshire Green Party – firstname.lastname@example.org
East Midlands AGM – Sunday, 26th January, 2014
The East Midlands Green Party will be holding its Annual General Meeting in Derby on 26th January, 2014 at the Aston Court Hotel, Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SL (near Derby train station) at 12 noon
Contact for East Midlands Green Party David Foster email email@example.com
Both meetings are open to all. Even if you are not a member you are still very welcome to attend the meeting and hear what the Greens have been doing in the past year and the proposals for the European Elections and Local Elections coming up in May. However, only members will be able to vote.