How you can help us elect more Green councillors than ever before on 4th May
At our Spring conference we heard about the hard work of our current Green councillors and their successes as well as learning more about some of our fantastic candidates and why they are standing for local council.
We are standing more candidates than ever before but we can’t elect them without help from people like you.
Here are just some of the ways you can get involved:
Our volunteers and activists help us win elections by reaching out to as many potential Green voters as possible. We always have a range of activities available to suit everyone’s abilities – from canvassing, delivering leaflets and street stalls, to phoning supporters, data entry or putting a ‘Vote Green’ poster in your window.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, socialise and learn some new skills or develop ones you didn’t even know you had. Sign up as a volunteer here: www.greens.scot/help-build-the-green-momentum
The Scottish Greens do not rely on the corporate donations and large amounts of taxpayers’ money other parties in Parliament receive. Others count on million pound donations, whereas we are funded with hundreds of small donations from people like you.
You can donate at any time via www.greens.scot/donate but if you can, consider giving a monthly donation. Even £5 a month goes a long way to fund the campaigns you care about.
Sharing the Green message on social media is an invaluable campaigning tool. As well as following the main Scottish Green Party Facebook page and Twitter account @scotgp for regular news and update, check to see if your local branch has its own account for more on local activities and campaigns that you can get involved with.
You can post photos of you out and about campaigning on social media, make sure to use the hashtags #ActiveGreens, #PowerInYourHands and #VoteGreen to let people know what you’ve been up to.
Host an Event or Fundraiser
Within your local branch you can help organise fundraising events such as pub quizzes, raffles or coffee mornings which help provide more campaign materials. You can also help to organise public meetings, leaflet runs and canvassing sessions as a great way to speak to more people in your community about what Greens are doing for them
With our newly launched shop www.scottishgreenparty.teemill.co.uk you can find our new t-shirt designs and tote bags, wear a badge, or display a window poster. We will be adding new items shortly so keep an eye out for even more ways to be visible.
Vote Green #1 on 4th May 2017
Make sure you register to vote by Monday 17th April at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, especially if you are aged 16-17 and this is the first time you are eligible to vote. Remember to return postal votes by 5pm on Tuesday 18th April at the latest.
Local council elections use STV so you get a chance to rank candidates in order of preference. As a smaller party we need as many ‘Green #1’ votes as possible so we can stay in the running long enough to benefit from the transfers from larger parties.