The Lift The Ban campaign has published an updated local activism pack, full of tips and suggestions for Lift The Ban campaigners on how to help build momentum to win the right to work for people seeking asylum.
This follows the publication of a new report on how giving people seeking asylum the right to work is just plain common sense. This pack will provide inspiration for campaigners across the UK to win the argument for change.
The pack provides guidance to local campaigners on:
Meeting your MP, winning their backing for reform and asking them to act in support of the campaign;
Ways to involve local decision makers in your campaigning – whether that’s your local authority, regional leaders or devolved administration;
How to best engage your local media and generate coverage for the campaign;
Getting others involved – through petitions, creating social media content or staging events.
The activism pack also takes account of the radically changed circumstances for campaigners as a result of Covid-19, and includes practical guidance on delivering impactful local campaigning within the current restrictions. There are also brilliant examples from Lift The Ban campaigners to provide some ideas and show what can be achieved.
As well as the digital copy to download, there are also printed copies available. To request some – or for more information on the campaign and how you can get involved – see lifttheban.co.uk or email [email protected].
Upcoming opportunity: Activism Pack Webinar, Thursday 27th August (11 – 12pm)
And to boost your campaigning efforts, we will be holding a webinar on Thursday 27 August between 11am-12pm to talk coalition members through the content in the activism pack.
As the co-secretariat for the campaign, the Asylum Matters and Refugee Action teams will share tactics for engaging with MPs, local decision-makers, and the media, and answer any questions you have about undertaking campaigning activity in your local area.
Please email lifttheban[at]asylummatters.