Give few hours of your time to make a huge difference.
The day that the general election is called, and the days soon after, are our best chance to raise enough money to fund our stand-out general election strategy: WE will stand five survivors against five MPs with unresolved allegations of harassment and violence - because violence has no place in parliament. We need as many volunteers as possible to join us to call our members and donors to tell them about our exciting campaign and invite them to make a donation to build our campaign fund.
You will be calling supporters who, like you, want to shake up politics and make change happen, and who have told us they want to be called by us. By giving your time on this important day, you'll be able to make a massive difference to the five formidable women who will be standing up against MPs who should be held accountable. Please sign up for every shift that you could do, and we will keep you updated by text message when our intelligence changes.
Things you need to know:
🔮 We don't have a crystal ball, and we won't know for certain until a General Election is actually called. If you are signed up, we will keep you informed by text.
☕ Tea and snacks will be provided to keep you going and we will joyfully decamp to a nearby pub once we reach our fundraising target.
😰 If you have never done a fundraising phonebank before, or feel nervous about calling strangers, be reassured that we will provide full training and call scripts, and answer all your questions before you start calling. If you still don't fancy calling we have plenty other ways you can help, such as sending follow-up texts, so please sign up even if you are not completely sure.
🎁 We know you're not in it for the swag, but... each phonebanker who joins us on the night will get a limited edition WE goody bag and there will be a special prize to the person who raises the most on the night. Don't miss out!
Things are changing even faster than usual in politics right now, and now that we know it is not possible for a general election to be called before Saturday, we are cancelling the phonebanks scheduled for Thursday and Friday. Thank you so much to all those who volunteered, you will be first on our invitation list when we get more news.
Sunday's phonebank will only go ahead if an election is called on Saturday - we will update you by text to confirm if we are going ahead.
Monday's phonebank will definitely go ahead whether or not an election is called - we are going to use the opportunity to call some former donors, test our call scripts and systems and grow some phonebank captains so that we are ready when the call comes. Snacks, gifts and prizes will still apply, election or none.
Our Quintessential Quiz Night is making its Malvern debut! Come and join us for a set of quiz questions with equality at heart, that will challenge, entertain and perhaps even inform!
This is an opportunity to come and meet the branch team! Get involved with campaigns and activities, suggest ideas, tell us about local issues or just listen to what’s going on.
Climate change and gender equality are two of the greatest challenges of our time. Yet, we hardly ever hear them talked about in the same sentence. WE think it's time to change that.
Hosted by the Women’s Equality Party, this event will bring together leading experts and activists across civil society, academia and policy sectors to discuss the timely question: Is climate change a feminist issue?
Our speakers will include the Women's Environmental Network; Extinction Rebellion; Mothers Rise Up; the International Institute for Environment and Development; and the Women's Equality Party.
We’ll be asking all the hard (and interesting!) questions such as: Who does climate change affect the most? What are the links between consumerism, patriarchy and climate change? What is environmental racism, and why should feminists be talking about it? What would a feminist solution to the climate crisis look like?
Tickets are £7 / £5 concession, and available from Eventbrite here. Hurry before they sell out! All proceeds will go towards supporting WEP in the General London Assembly elections in 2020.
WE look forward to seeing you for a thought-provoking and inspiring evening.
Come along to our branch meeting to hear updates on our current activity and future plans, and to see how you can get involved.
We will be voting on the venue for our December Sunday lunch, so let us know your favourite eating place in the city centre.
All members and supporters are welcome to join us for our regular branch meeting.
- From 6-7pm we will go through branch business.
- From 7-8pm we'll be holding a discussion of a key issue. Subject to be confirmed.
You can come for the whole meeting, or for whichever half you can make.
The venue is in the centre of Exeter, close to public transport and car-parking. It's also fully accessible.
Please RSVP if you are thinking of coming so we can share updates with you by email, including more on the discussion topic.
Women Who Slay Is a female empowerment brand that helps bad ass women everywhere to excel in life and career. They will be joined by one of WEP Southwark’s founding members Claudia Crawley, who runs her own award winning female coaching business.
During this event we will explore:
- How empowered women can in turn empower other women
- How coaching can help women recognise their true value
- The responsibility of employers and those in power to tackle diversity and equality
- Why acknowledging white fragility can empower women of colour
The WEP Leeds Culture Club is a monthly meet up to discuss books, films and TV with like-minded people. After the success of our first Culture Club comes CC#2 where we will be discussing Beloved by Toni Morrison and also the Netflix special Nanette by Hannah Gadsby. £5 to join, all funds go to supporting @wep_leeds. WE would love to see you there!
Join us at the Maynard Arms, Crouch End, for our monthly pub & politics. We gather on the first Wednesday of every month from 7 pm at fully accessible Haringey pubs.
We can keep everyone updated on what's happening locally with the Women's Equality Party - but the main thing is to hear from you. We want to know what you're passionate about, what's bothering you locally or nationally, what's interesting in the area... anything else you'd like to tell a group of enthusiastic feminists.
Now is an especially good time to come along as you can find out what we're planning for the 2020 Greater London Assembly elections - and how we're going to be part of getting WEP's first elected seat in office!
A chance for members and supporters to meet up and relax at the end of the week. If you’ve been thinking about becoming more involved with the party, this is a great opportunity to get to know your local branch a bit better. WE look forward to seeing faces old and new.
The Brew Society is an accessible venue.