|Consultation:||Young Greens AGM 2019|
|Agenda item:||E Nominations|
|Proposer:||Rosie Rawle (Oxfordshire Green Party)|
E13: Rosie Rawle
- Which role are you applying for?:
Right now, our political leaders seem intent on gambling away our futures. We face the results of a catastrophic Brexit deal, unrelenting fossil fuel extraction leading to climate crisis, rampant privatisation of education, rising house prices, an NHS in crisis, and an endless horizon of low paid insecure work.
But, young people are rising up. From the fossil fuel divestment movement to school strikes for climate justice, it’s young people that have put climate change on the global agenda. And it’s young people who have been leading the fight for fair pay and decent work too! We’ve been at the heart of the Deliveroo rider strikes, UCU boycotts and strike action, and we’re seeing real impact.
We have a vital role to play in today’s politics. We need fresh voices and radical ideas at all levels of government. We need mass campaigns that challenge big capital and call out political leaders when they fail us. We need to build a powerful political youth movement that’s ready to forge a new kind of politics, and create a future worth fighting for.
Let’s take on any upcoming General election head on. Let’s build on our success in the “Green Wave” and mobilise hundreds of young people to a series of mass action days and for the first time ever, send a second Green MP to Parliament! Let’s ensure that young voices are heard during the election too, and not only support Young Green candidates, but have a bold and radical youth manifesto and effective national comms plan.
Let’s build a mass network of organised regional, local and university groups. We can design and deliver a brand new programme of activist training to our core organisers, and incorporate a summer camp weekend to help build real momentum going into the next academic year.
Let’s get Young Green voices heard. Let’s build a Young Greens speaker network, trained to deliver quotes and interviews to the media, and deliver key speeches at events and rallies all across England and Wales. We have so much talent and expertise among our membership, and we should be utilising this as best we can!
I’m Rosie and I’m re-standing for Co-Chair of the Young Greens of England and Wales because I think I can make these things happen. In the last 8 months as Co-Chair, I have:
Co-written and delivered an ambitious and successful election strategy which saw dozens of Young Greens take part in Young Greens Action Days, delivering capacity to 11 target seat campaigns across England, and crucially helping to elect 7 Young Greens to local councils.
Recruited more than 80 Young Greens hoping to start up new local groups and societies, and beginning online training with these individuals.
Secured regular funding for the Young Greens from the Green Party of England and Wales, and regained agreement on us receiving staff support.
I have also been on the South East Young Greens Committee for nearly three years, coordinating action days, supporting societies and hosting several political mobilising events in major cities across the region. In 2016, I coordinated Norwich Green Party's local election campaign and am currently Co-Chair of the Oxford Young Greens.
I also have experience of delivering local face-to-face and mass online campaigns, having worked as a full-time elected officer the Union of UEA Students, a Political Organiser for the People's Assembly Against Austerity, and a Digital Campaigns Manager at a major international NGO.
Thanks for reading and I hope you'll consider voting for me.
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- Supporter 1 Name:
- Blake Roberts
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- Supporter 2 Name:
- Sam Murray
- Supporter 2 Local Party/Affiliated Group:
- Waltham Forest and Redbridge