Fundraising and Action Network

A big thank you to all those who have already donated to Nicks Crowdfunder! A grand total of £400 has been reached. Unfortunately to deliver the campaign strategy which will give Nick the best chance of success at the county Elections in May we need to generate even more funds, so we have decided to switch the on line fundraising  to Action Network, the Green Party equivalent to Crowdfunder. If you possibly can, please donate to Nicks  Action Network  campaign and don’t forget to share the link too!
If you don’t feel that you can make a donation but would like to support the campaign in another way, please get in touch via: info@tynedale.greenparty.org.uk or nick.morphet@tynedale.greenparty.org.uk
– we’re currently looking for people to help with leaflet delivery.

Flight Free UK

 

Our next meeting on 26 Nov 2020(7:30 to 9.30 PM) will be a little different to the usual format in that the first half of the session will be dedicated to a guest appearance by Anna Hughes, Director of Flight Free UK. Whilst there will be a certain amount of preaching to the converted, Anna is keen to tell us about the Flight Free 2021 pledge campaign. The presentation will be about 20 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A session.

After a short break we will then squeeze the business-as-usual matters into the second half of the session.

Check your membership email for log in details

Come along for a sociable evening, getting together to discuss fossil fuel divestment and how to write convincing letters to politicians and then getting straight down to some communal letter-writing to Hexham MP Guy Opperman. Fossil fuel divestment is a growing movement devoted to getting public institutions like local government pension funds, universities and religious institutions to stop funding climate change by investing in fossil fuels and reinvest in ethical climate solutions. MP Guy Opperman, who is also UK Pensions Minister, recently started opposing divestment, saying that we should instead ‘nudge and cajole’ fossil fuel companies into shifting their business practices. But, despite years of investors voting and encouraging companies to become more climate friendly, there has been very little action – the 5 biggest fossil fuel companies put only 3% of their 2019 expenditure into renewables.We want to write to him and arrange to meet with him as constituents to show our support for full divestment from fossil fuels. As pensions minister, Opperman has national influence on this and we as local constituents are uniquely well placed to change his mind. Join us for a Zoom call where we will learn more about fossil fuel divestment and Guy Opperman’s position on it from a member of the Divest Parliament campaign, who will also share tips and tricks for how to write convincing letters to MPs. We’ll then stay together on the call to write some letters, share our thoughts, and chat.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82901213320

Nick’s Campaign Starts Here

I’m delighted to say that I’ve been accepted as Tynedale Green Party’s candidate for the Humshaugh ward in next year’s county council elections. It won’t be an easy win, but we’ll be giving it our very best shot. We won’t succeed unless we deliver a really strong literature campaign, and that will cost a lot of money. If you possibly can, please donate to my campaign at Action Network   and don’t forget to share the link too! If you don’t feel that you can make a donation but would like to support the campaign in another way, please get in touch via: info@tynedale.greenparty.org.uk or nick.morphet@tynedale.greenparty.org.uk
– we’re currently looking for people to take on a monthly delivery round, and for others to do survey work.
Many Thanks Nick

Family Bike Ride

A socially-distanced family bike ride is happening on Saturday 11th July to raise awareness of the need for better cycling infrastructure (cycle lanes and cycle paths). Sounds good to us! Meet at the Old Bus Station in Hexham at 11am for a ride from Hexham to Corbridge and back.