Sunday, 13 March 2011

Building for the TUC Demo on 26MAR

Saturday on Lordship Lane East Dulwich we had 8 people over two shifts 11 am -1.30.
We gave out about 600 leaflets, and several people offered to distribute them at various places including all of Lawrence House (Lewisham Council), London City College at Kennington, more at LSBU, and Grosvenor Estate (Walworth), where they have asked for an SSOS speaker for this Tuesday.
We took a sign-up sheet and got 19 people who want to join our email-list, including three people who want to help us leafleting. Quite a few people said “I already plan to come” and were very encouraged to know that we have a south London meeting point. One re-occurring theme was people with young families wanted to know whether the march would be safe for them. We explained that meeting up at Kennington Park was an ideal location to be able to meet up with friends and that the route (1.6 miles to meet the main march) was walkable and safe. I think we need to emphasise these points when we go out again next week.
Next Saturday, we are going to contact our local networks to get more leafleteers out (enough for an afternoon session) and we need a paste-table and some TUC/anti-cuts literature, plus a collecting tin (I am sure we could get lots of donations!)
Our next pitch is Wed or Thurs at East Dulwich Rail Station (details to be confirmed) and, on Wednesday, to visit workplaces in our area.

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