The countdown to the General election is on!
Realisation of the scale of the threat to our world has suddenly become unavoidable. Nobody likes to confront disaster when they feel they can turn away, but suddenly there is nowhere to turn.
The climate crisis is upon us, and we need to act now.
Greens may not form the next government alone, but we CAN make a difference. The past few months have shown how crucial smaller political parties can be. I have never been so convinced of what we as Greens can achieve together.
Our election wins keep on coming. This year we doubled our representation in the local elections. We saw our best Euro result in thirty years.
But in order for us to fight this election we need money. The Greens have no wealthy backers. We rely on your generosity, and it’s to that generosity I’m appealing today.
We’ve been building to this moment. Now we need your help in winning the fight against climate change. Please give what you can afford.
Your money will be used wisely. We need funds to print and deliver leaflets. We need funds to boost our online presence, and to deliver our message on social media, to drive home the Green Values which Suffolk Coastal wants to hear.
This is our time. This is our election. We must not fail.
Rachel Smith-Lyte, tireless climate campaigner, indefatigable District Councillor for Melton, has been selected as your Green Party MP candidate for Suffolk Coastal. It was her proposal which led to East Suffolk Council declaring a Climate Emergency.
Rachel's priorities will be:
- Leading on real action to tackle the Climate Emergency
- Pushing for a People’s Vote and then campaigning hard for Remain
- Campaigning fiercely against Sizewell C
- Fighting tirelessly to reverse austerity.
We’ve launched an urgent campaign to raise funds so we can run our most effective campaign ever. We have a modest target of £1500 to kick-start our campaign and hit the ground running.
While other political parties are funded by wealthy corporate donors, the Green Party is different. We’re a grassroots people-powered party, funded by thousands of people chipping in donations of £20, £50 and £100 to fund our work.
Why back the Greens?
Yes to Europe
Rachel's position on Brexit is clear – Yes to a People’s Vote, Yes to campaigning for the UK to Remain in Europe. Rachel and the Greens have consistently argued for a People’s Vote to prevent a Brexit that will be a disaster for workers, environmental protections, and the economy.
No to Climate Chaos
We need urgent action to avoid catastrophic climate change. Rachel delivered the motion which led to East Suffolk Council's declaring a Climate Emergency this year.
An End to Austerity
The Conservative claim that austerity has ended is a sham. Schools, hospitals, public transport and local services need to be properly funded. As a local councillor, Rachel is campaigning for
Hitting our target will allow us to fund and deliver a direct message, run an effective social media campaign and reach more voters then ever before in Suffolk Coastal. This will highlight Rachel's track record, showcase her work as a local Councillor and reflect that as an effective MP and make the case for electing her at the General Election.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you feel you are not able to contribute financially, you can still help elect Rachel by telling your friends or sharing this page on social media, and keep up to date on her recent activity. You can also volunteer for the campaign by emailing us here!
Finally, of course, don’t forget that your vote counts on December 12th.
Many thanks for your help.
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