This is the start of the Campaign to get Social Housing tenants in the UK to register to vote and to be enabled to make informed choices at the General Election on June 8th 2017.
Social Housing providers are prone to complain that Government doesn’t understand them, despite the resources they invest in lobbying. And yet, large proportions of their 4 million tenants don’t vote. Let’s change this. Tenants voting and making informed decisions has to be the way forward.
Please see my video below launching the Campaign, there will be more to follow on this. In the meantime, please contribute your ideas for the Campaign in the comments below to add to these ideas already raised:
- Social Housing providers to close their offices on Election Day and to deploy staff in helping tenants to get to the Polling Stations;
- Organising Housing Hustings in venues accessible to tenants (and live-streaming them for those who cannot attend);
- Displaying information on how to register to vote in Housing Offices and on Housing Websites;
- Displaying information on where Polling Stations are in Housing Offices and on Housing Websites:
Please share this post and the YouTube video below to get the Campaign going, and use the hashtag #housingvote17 on social media. I have also started a Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/johnpopham to raise money for the Campaign and other things I do in the future.