Update: Supporter meetup venues and dates now confirmed - see you there!
ORG will tour the 3 major English political party’s conferences this Autumn, spreading our message that e-voting and e-counting systems are unwelcome developments in UK democracy. Ministers and representatives from the Electoral Commission will attend our fringe events to join a lively debate on electronic elections. But we need your help. We need you to invite your MPs, MEPs and councillors to discuss the issue and share their views. It took me less than 10 minutes to use writetothem to invite my MP. Event details are copied in below, and we also have letter-writing guidelines to help you out.
Party conference events are restricted to holders of expensive tickets, but ORG couldn’t miss this opportunity to meet up with local supporters, so we’re organising meet-ups in Brighton, Bournemouth and Blackpool. Please get in touch if you can join us, especially if you know a suitable venue! In addition, we need local volunteers to help flyer conference delegates and encourage them to join our fringe events.
ORG fringe event at Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference 2007 - Brighton
When: 13.00 – 14.00, Sunday 16 September 2007
Where: Glyndebourne 2, Holiday Inn Hotel
Panel: Jason Kitcat, Jon Pugh MP and Tom Hawthorn (Electoral Commission)
Supporter meetup: 16.00, Sunday 16 September at The Black Lion, 14 Black Lion St, Brighton
ORG fringe event at Labour Party Annual Conference 2007 - Bournemouth
When: 20:00 – 23:00, Wednesday 26 September 2007
Where: Bay View Suite, De Vere Royal Bath Hotel
Panel: Michael Wills MP (Invited), Andrew Scallan (Electoral Commission) and Jason Kitcat
Supporter meetup: Thursday 27 September. 1800-2100 at The Inferno, Holdenhurst Rd, Bournemouth.
ORG fringe event at Conservative Party Conference 2007 - Blackpool
When: 19.30 – 21.00, Tuesday 2 October 2007
Where: New Victorian Bar, Winter Gardens
Panel: Jonathan Djanogly MP, Andrew Scallan (Electoral Commission) and Jason Kitcat
Supporter meetup: 1900-2100, Monday 1 October, The Saddle Inn, 286, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool