On 3rd January, local Fairer Votes campaigners staged our first leafleting event of the New Year. The location we chose was Chamberlain Square, Birmingham city centre – along side the Chamberlain Memorial & the statue of Thomas Attwood, founder of the Birmingham Political Union, who was a leading figure in the public campaign for the Great Reform Act of 1832 & one of the first 2 MPs elected for the newly created Birmingham constituency after the Act became law.
In total 11 of us spent the afternoon speaking with members of the public and handing out leaflets & flyers on the proposed electoral reform referendum in May, with many positive responses & some new supporters signed up as well.
Meanwhile, the West Midlands Phonebank is continuing strongly, with a team of 4 people hitting the phone-lines at the central Birmingham office on Monday 3rd after gathering many volunteers for phone canvassing & kicking off the phone campaign in the run-up to Christmas.
As well as the onsite roster we also have a growing number of supporters using the online virtual phonebank sytem, who have all helped the West Midlands phonebank recently become the top performing region throughout the country! A massive well done & keep up the top work to all those involved!
The next stall & leafleting day will be on Saturday 15th January in Birmingham city centre– please come & join us for a while if you can.
If you want to know more about the West Midlands Phonebank campaign & how you can help with that, contact the West Midlands Organiser Richard Robinson on 0775 1970 640 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Above is a montage of photos from our first leafleting/stall day of the New Year, with a reminder that just like in 1832 Birmingham will help lead the way in the public drive for electoral reform!