Highgate Hill Doorknocking Neighbours About Local Council Elections

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Jonathan Sri, Community Organiser says
First local doorknocking around the Highgate Hill. Don't worry if you have never done it before, we'll go through some basics and team you up with an experienced door knocker before you go out. Come have a chat to your neighbours about what local issues are affecting them and what they would like to see happen in their local area.

What to bring:
- hat
- water bottle
- comfy shoes
- enthusiasm

This training is open to everyone, from the most experienced, to people who have never doorknocked before. Invite your friends!

The plan for the actual doorknocking is to get into teams of two [one experienced doorknocker and one first timer] and each complete one or two allocated streets.

Don’t think you know enough Greens council policy to hold a meaningful conversation with someone? Don’t worry! For the next few months we don’t plan on trying to tell people about our policy so much as listen to what people in the Gabba Ward actually want. One of our organisers has helpfully described it as completing a ‘log of claims’. That is, a catalogue of claims that have been collected from as many people in the Ward as possible, which will underpin which policies we eventually campaign on and, with a bit of luck, which policies Jonno pushes for as a City Councillor.

The Big Picture

As we have said before, the campaign should reflect internally the values it hopes to espouse externally, which is, at its heart, a far more direct form of democracy. This doesn’t just mean decentralising our organising model, but also giving as much policy making influence as possible to the people Jonno will hopefully, ultimately represent. Our message becomes that much more powerful when we can say that our ideas for the Ward don’t just come from the Greens, but from thousands of Gabba Ward residents who helped contribute to our campaign log of claims.
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By: Jonathan Sri, Community Organiser