The toolkit can be used in a number of ways. You might read the online resources linked below to guide your own action, distribute print-outs within a group you're taking action with, or invite people from your meeting or another group to discuss a section that feels relevant to your concerns.
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Once you have decided on the focus of your group's concern and considered the type of change you wish to bring about, the next step is to develop an action that fits with your project. These guides outline some possibilities.
There will naturally be a diversity of views present in any given group, and it is not easy when conflicts emerge. These guides offer tips on finding agreement, and managing the group dynamics that influence us all.
Engaging elected representatives
Engaging with our elected representatives can be complicated. These guides offer clear and practical information to make this process easier.
- Contacting an MP - a political guide for meetings and individuals (PDF)
- Elections and hustings -a guide for meetings and individuals (PDF)
- Political institutions in Britain and the EU (PDF)
- Referendums and hustings - a guide for meetings and individuals (PDF)
Media and social media
Once you've planned a campaign, project or action, you'll probably want to publicise it to gather support, raise awareness of the issue and to reach, or build pressure upon, any decision makers you've identified. These guides offer some ideas about how you can do this.