E-mail sent by Leslie Rowe, Saturday, 16th June 2018 @ 12:47pm
Earlier this week I floated the idea that Green Leaves should contest the leadership election of the Green Party in an effort to publicise our point of view. Although I received several e-mails in support of the idea and none against, there were insufficient Grean Leavers who were still members of the Green Party to be able to nominate anyone as a candidate or realistically go forward with this idea.
It's a pity, but there it is, but thank you to all who replied and please keep up your campaigning to stop MPs and unelected Lords from undermining the biggest democratic vote on an issue in UK history.
E-mail sent by Leslie Rowe, Tuesday, 12th June 2018 @ 11:36am
Do we want to stand a Green Leaves candidate for the Green Party leadership? As one member put it, without a choice there is no democracy. It looks as though there is a pre-arranged succession, with Jonathan & Sian being nominated as new joint leaders with a mandate to continue trying to get the EU referendum re-run.
I believe this is probably our last opportunity to put our view across to the Green Party membership as to where the Green Party's priorities should lie (climate change not EU). Each candidate has 1000 words which will go to all members. David Malone, who was a credible candidate last time and shares many of our views, has told me he is not standing this time around. I am willing to put my name forward (I have the time being retired), but I am happy to support any other person willing to stand. If I have read the rules correctly, we only need ten members of the GP to agree and be willing to propose (there is an online system), so please will you let me know your views either by replying to this e-mail or privately to firstname.lastname@example.org? We have to decide ASAP, so please will you reply saying whether you:
(a) think it is a good idea;
(b) whether you want me or another to stand;
(c) whether you are a member of the Green Party and willing to propose the agreed candidate?
The number of people to whom Green Leaves can now e-mail has been drastically reduced by the new data protection regulations, so it is important that we get YOUR feedback to this idea, so please will you e-mail me ASAP?
If you have sympathetic Green Party friends, then feel free to forward this e-mail.
E-mail sent by Leslie Rowe, Saturday, 12th May 2018 @ 7:08pm
Due to recent EU legislation, we are obliged to ask you to confirm whether or not you wish to remain on the Greenleaves mailing list. Please will you reply to this e-mail before the 25th May 2018 to confirm or otherwise that you wish GreenLeaves to keep your contact details on our database. (No other information is kept in our records).
If you do not reply, we are obliged to remove your details from our database. I am hoping that enough supporters reply in the affirmative to keep GreenLeaves ticking over, until the fight to save Brexit begins again in earnest. With this incompetent Tory Government, expect to be on the barricades sometime late in 2018, so it would be good to have your continued support until then.
We thank you in anticipation and for your support during the EU referendum campaign.
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