The South East Green Party is growing, and we currently have around 7000 members and supporters. We’re also contesting more seats than ever before, but we still face considerable challenges; outside Brighton and Oxford we’ve not won more than one or two seats on any council.
What we now need to do is build the capacity of our local parties across SE England to win elections against the well-organised operations of other parties. We need to engage more volunteers, raise more funds, and work together to target winnable seats across the region.
In different parts of SE England we have real expertise in local parties: we have great canvassing scripts, useful leaflets, online campaigning sites, press relations, fund raising expertise, and so on. So how do we build on these skills and maximize them to expand our reach and bring about more election successes?
The South East Green Party is seeking funds to keep employing two regional development workers. Each will be responsible for capacity building across the SE. They will work with local parties in capacity building, including finding and engaging more volunteers, raising more funds, improving skills, and planning campaigns.
We are asking for regular monthly donations to cover the payments to these development workers. Please chip in what you can afford.