We're pleased to announce that, after weeks of difficult negotiations, we've finally got agreement we can use Parliament Square as the finishing point for the national demonstration and free festival on 21 June.
18 Days To Go!
The demo draws ever-closer and now is the time to really pick up our campaigning and get out on the streets. What we do in the next couple of weeks will make a real difference to the size of the demo.
We have just two weekends left to build the demo, so we are organising street stalls, leafleting, mini-marches, workplace visits, postering, street meetings and much more across the country. Please do all you can to get down to some in the next two weeks, and mobilise for the demo whenever and wherever you can.
We have a demo activity page which will be updated daily with stuff you can help out with.
Demo activity page here
If you, your People's Assembly group, trade union branch, or organisation is doing anything to build the demo, please leave a comment on the page and we'll lift it up into the main text.
Loads of new coaches have now been booked for the demo. Coaches will drop off at the top of Portland Place (where the demo is assembling) and pick up will be along Victoria Embankment (a short walk from Parliament Square).
If we've left any off, please reply to this email with the details.
Social Media Push
We've set up a Thunderclap for the national demo. Please sign up, it only takes 20 seconds to do!
Sign up for the Thunderclap here
Thunderclap is a handy app that will send out a tweet or Facebook post at the same time from everyone who has signed up. This is a great and easy way to give the demo a huge boost, and could get it trending!
Demo hashtag: #NoMoreAusterity
When on stalls or street leafletings, take a picture of people holding up the demo posters and tweet it at them and at the People's Assembly (@pplsassembly). These will all be uploaded to the demo blog here.
London-wide activist meeting:
Tuesday 10 June, 6:30pm
National Union of Teachers HQ
Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1 (Kings Cross / Euston)
Join us for a London-wide activist meeting to organise the last 10 days of mobilising for the demo. Please RSVP on the Facebook event here or email the office.
Call for stewards:
We need loads of help on the day! If you can help steward, please send us an email as soon as possible. We'll have a stewards briefing on the evening of Thursday 19 June which all stewards should be at. Contact the office for details.
Stand Up Against Austerity 7 July
This fundraiser is absolutely crucial to us funding both the demonstration and to make sure we can continue a permanent campaign against austerity. Not only that, but it'll be a great night out!
With: Jo Brand, Jason Manford, Stewart Lee, Shappi Khorsandi, Francesca Martinez, Marcus Bridgstoke, Jeremy Hardy, Mark Steel, Jen Brister, Robin Ince, Kate Smurthwaite. Plus comment from Owen Jones and Sam Fairbairn
Monday 7 July @ The Hammersmith Apollo
Any questions, give us a ring in the office.
The People's Assembly Against Austerity
020 8525 6988