How it works
Another five years of Conservative rule would prove disastrous for the country, with threats to the National Health Service and vital public services even more serious than ever before. We stand on the precipice of a hard Brexit and potential withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights, with workers rights and our protected environment all hanging in the balance.
To help stop this from happening, Campaign Together will support thousands of people to get door knocking and talking to people in their communities between now and the general election on June 8th.
What is Campaign Together doing?
To put it simply, we’re talking to people.
Real-life conversations – canvassing – have the best chance of getting people out to vote. The 2008 Obama Presidential campaign was won by this model of grassroots organising. Working together outside of traditional party allegiances is the best chance we have of defeating the Tories. In the 2015 Canadian elections, progressives worked together across political parties to defeat the Conservatives. And they won.
Canvassing is a voter contact technique used by political organisations to gauge people’s support for a candidate. It’s the party faithful going street to street, knocking on doors and talking to voters. It’s simple and it works.
We plan to harness the power of canvassing on a massive scale.
Through our website, phone calls and face to face meetings, we will mentor, coach and connect progressive voters to the non-Tory candidate most likely to win in their constituency. What’s more, we’ve targeted 25 highly winnable marginal constituencies where we know that we can make all the difference.
Depending on where you live and who you would like to campaign for, we will match you up with one of these areas and parties. We are encouraging everyone to look beyond traditional party allegiances – to stop the Tories by campaigning together and making our voices count.
Why does this matter so much?
Our current voting system doesn’t work. ‘First Past the Post’ means millions of votes don’t count. In 2015, just 700 votes across a few key constituencies granted the Tories a majority. We have a chance to stop this happening again.
In order to counter this, we need to campaign together, rather than simply along old party lines.
It has been seen, time and time again, that where the progressive vote is split, the Tories win. In 2015, rather than working together, Labour and the Greens slugged it out against one another in Brighton Pavilion and Brighton Kemptown, helping the Tories take the latter.
However, the main parties continue to refuse to co-ordinate with one another. So we’ll help people who aren’t already active with a party to get on the streets, and our organisers will be in touch with local party branches.
This snap election is designed by the Tories to catch progressive parties off guard. Labour, the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party do not have the time and resources to create a progressive alliance. But we do.
Our community organisers will support you with basic skills in how to go door to door and discuss key party issues with members of the public. We’ll get you trained up and out there, talking to voters in your community and changing the outcome of this election for the better.
Join us. Donate to us. Campaign Together with us, because together, we can win.
Type in your postcode to get started and find out where you can campaign together to make your voice count.