Your local Women's Equality branch needs you!
It's time for a change in WE Brighton - Worthing branch is taking off on its own, some of the current Brighton team have decided to step back and let others take the reins, and so Celia Wilson, the Party's Senior Campaigns Coordinator and formerly WE Brighton branch leader, is coming down to talk to members and supporters about how local activism should look now.
WE Brighton was one of the first branches to get started - it's got a fantastic history of activism and collaboration, and has a great number of local members and supporters. To make the local campaigns really relevant, make activism more manageable and create a sisterhood of local activists who can support each other in times of busyness, Celia would like us to consider dividing into three smaller branches - Lewes, Brighton and Hove, in readiness for the 2019 local elections.
Come along to have your say and share your ideas, a cuppa and a biscuit, and take the opportunity of a WE Central Office presence to ask your answered questions, find out what's involved in becoming a branch officer or a WE candidate. And bring with you the people you think your local equality movement needs!
You don't need to be a member to come to the meeting (but you will need to if you want to become a branch officer or a WE candidate) and you can bring anyone you think would be interested. Simply RSVP below and tell us how many people you're bringing with you so that we can prepare for the event.
WE can't wait to see you there!
WE Barnet are delighted to invite you to join us for our next monthly Open Branch Meeting. This is a great opportunity for you to meet your local branch team and find out how to get more involved in your local branch.
We are also looking for volunteers who are interested in being considered to stand as WEP candidates for Barnet in the May 2018 local council elections and will be able to give you more details at the meeting.
Do join us as we’d love to hear your views!
Entrance free of charge
We're hosting an open meeting - that means members and non-members are welcome to attend. Come along and find out more about the Party and what we're doing as the Manchester Branch.
The venue is fully accessible, has good transport links and is parking is available in multi-storey next door.
Thank you for all your support for the Women’s Equality Party in Hackney & Islington. We love your commitment and enthusiasm for our political goals, and value your time to make change happen.
To help grow our voice and push for equality in our political system, we are growing our volunteer branch team and need you! As well as being an important cause, this is a great way to develop new skills and build your personal or professional CV.
WE are looking for 12 volunteer members to help us run the new Hackney and Islington branches (6 roles in each).
What are the roles WE need?
Main point of contact for central office, work closely with Comms Lead, Data Managers, Treasurer and Branch Coordinator to enable smooth running of branch.
Data Manager and Deputy Data Manager:
Administrators of branch member database on NationBuilder, ‘point person’ for all branch members and supporters, data analysis for outreach and campaigning.
Click here to view role profile >>
Manage social media (Facebook & Twitter) in line with central office guidance maintaining WE voice.
Click here to view role profile >>
Account keeping, final decision on spending of funds, compliance (Electoral Commission, central office), risk assessments.
Responsible for branch calendar of meetings & get-togethers – including meeting invites, notes and actions, and distribution to members and supporters.
Remember: you don’t need to be experienced in running local political party branches (quite niche!) but you should have an appetite and a bit of free time for making gender equality a reality, and some of the skills needed for each role. We’d love to hear from you!
All descriptions and time commitments are guidelines only, these can change e.g. during election mode. Please let us know if you’d like further clarification or fancy a chat about any of the roles, by contacting us on the branch email.
These are the minimum roles we need for each branch. If other ideas come up and you have other skills you’d like to share, we will certainly consider new posts in the meeting. The more the merrier!
How to nominate yourself
Please let us know in a few words (max 200) why you belong to the Women’s Equality Party, why you’d like the role, and which branch you would like to support, via email by 12th September. All nominations will be shared with Hackney & Islington branch members ahead of our next meeting. At the meeting we’ll ask nominees to say a few words before the voting takes place, so please be prepared to speak briefly.
Email voting will take place between 15-25th September for any members unable to join the meeting in person, votes should be sent to the branch email.
If any posts don't have nominations on the night, we will invite members from the meeting to stand.
You need to be a Women's Equality Party member to stand or to vote, so if you're not yet, JOIN HERE.
A chance to get to know the Leeds WEP branch in the informal and fun environment of a top notch quiz night! Bring your brains and your donations if you can spare them.
Wednesday 27 September : Getting Women into Public Office
If you have always harboured a wish to be a councillor or perhaps a Governor at a local school; if you wished you’d put yourself forward as a candidate for the general election or in any public position, come to our meeting and see what’s involved. You may find that it’s much easier than you think! RSVP NOW #BecauseWomenCan
Come along and find out more about your local branch and our plans for the rest of the year.
Do join us for an informal evening of lively political discussion and delicious pizza (or alternatives!)
Tube: Finchley Central, West Finchley
Buses: 263, 13, 125, 460
Car: street parking available