News letter of 22st August 2011
Firstly my apologies if you get two of these through different e mails. I have a number of lists of supporters and my computer skills are not quite up to merging them all.
We are making good progress. As of today nearly 150 people have “signed on” and we have over 100 facebook “likes”, this is all without really trying. Another week and we should have the website as good as we can and then we will really start the promotion. It has been good to see people from the same workplace “signing on”. Please talk about this project with family, friends, and colleagues. Get them to look at the website and “sign on”.
We hope you are keeping up to date with our posts on facebook and the website. Use the “drop down” menu on the More Info tab and you will get a whole range of interesting pages. We are posting articles and opinion pieces on topics around inequality. There are some intriguing takes on the riots in England, income gaps here in New Zealand and comments on the welfare plans of the National led Government. If you have a good article or piece of research that promotes the cause please post it on the face book site or e mail it to me and I will put it out there.
There are a number of other ways in which you can help.
• Presentations to local groups. On the website under “More Info” drop down to “Model Presentations” and you will find a powerpoint presentation that could be used to talk to a local service club or community group. Gary Nicholls has done an excellent job in putting this together. Simply copy it from the website onto a CD, put it into a powerpoint projector and away you go. You will find alongside each slide suggestions for your commentary. Anything you are not sure about-get back to me.
• Letters to the Editor. If you feel the urge or want to respond to an article in your local paper or support something that is reported please write. Look at our “Media Material” page under “ More Info” for suggestions and elsewhere on the site for facts to support your letter.
• Opinion Pieces. A number of you do write “opinion pieces” for various media outlets We would encourage you, and any who have never tried this form of communication before, to do it now in our build-up to get a large number of supporters.
• Facebook friends and followers. If you are into this form of social communication, please link yourself up to our facebook page and link it to your friends and followers.
• Local Groups. On our website there is a list of public supporters grouped by nearest towns or cities. In Tauranga there is local group who have very successfully met once, have come up with some good ideas and intend meeting again. If you would like to start a local group let me know and I will email you the e mail addresses of the people in your area.
• Like-minded groups. We are determined to try and bring together the efforts of other organizations who have similar motives to our project.
If you know of any, or are part of such a group please let us know so we can make contact.
Well, that is enough for now. Keep up the good work. We can make a difference. More equal societies ARE better for everyone.
Peter and Nick