Money request

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Dear reader,

Every week I write this email to try to break things down for you. I hope that it's helpful. It uses all my little brain and most of my Thursday/Friday. It's just one part of what SP does, what I do, but it's one of my favourites. I get to write in a longer form (I know I bang on a bit sometimes), and I know what a lovely audience read it.

We're now faced with a General Election. Six weeks today it's Big Vote. Politics over that six weeks will be pretty full-on. Exciting, engaging, box-office. Also, tedious, repetitive and, a little bit soul-destroying. (Can something be a little bit soul-destroying? I'm not sure.)

I want SP to be all over it. I want to cover every party, every policy, every ideology. I want to help people have better, more informed, calmer conversations with their friends, family and neighbours. I want to reach more and more people through social media (where we have 270,000 followers - a great starting point), on here and in schools. I want to make a difference, to sooth the worries and inspire people to get involved for their preferred flavour of campaign. 

The truth is, though, I can't do it on my own.  My wonderful colleague Hattie starts a new job on 11th. That leaves me running solo. My aspirations for making an impact on people's experience of Big Vote 2019 can't be achieved by one person.  I need a team around me.

As such, I'm afraid I need to ask for money. I hate asking for money. It will, almost in its entirety, go on people-power. Skilled and intelligent people to supplement my (limited) skill set. Some may go on coffee. 

So, lovely people, if you've got some cash to spare, please help us out.

Thanks,

Tatton

ps - normal email with loads of fun election bits and pieces tomorrow.
 
Yes please, I'd like to chip in.
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