On Saturday the 8th March, International Women’s Day is being celebrated across the globe, and in Battersea we’re going to be doing our bit with a special canvass this weekend. (Men are of course very welcome too!)
IWD is about celebrating the achievements of women to date, as well as looking forward to how we can ensure equality for all future generations of women, including those living right here in Battersea. One of the issues we’re going to be focusing on this weekend is the Conservative Council’s reckless decision to close the popular One O’Clock Club in Battersea Park, depriving local children and parents of a place to meet, learn and play.
But we also want to hear from you about what more Labour can be doing to support women in the community. You’ll have the chance to meet some of our women council candidates and talk to other local women about those issues that matter most to you.
What’s happening on the day?
- 11am – 1pm: Telephone Canvassing (calling on women who live in Battersea) aswell as envelope stuffing
- 11am – 1pm: Normal door knocking sessions, led by our female Council candidates
- 1pm-2pm: Lunch
- 2pm-4pm: Another session of door knocking, led by Councillor Wendy Speck in Latchmere
If you’re new to canvassing then this is the perfect opportunity to give it a try as we can pair you up with someone who is more experienced. But if you’d prefer not to go out on the doorstep, then we will also be hosting a telephone canvass and other activities at our office in 177 Lavender Hill, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in a way that best suits you.
It would be great to see as many of our local women (and men!) come along to celebrate IWD with us.
We hope to see you there!
177 Lavender Hl
London, England SW11 5TE
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