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What can I do?

Lots! It's your actions that will make the difference.

Here are suggestions for what you can do to help to ensure that the UK stays in the EU:

Be involved with your local branch of the European Movement or other local campaigning body. You can join in with branches near where you live or where you work. They organise street stalls, leafleting, events and other actions that you can join in. Find your local branch here. Look out for our weekly actions and events e-mail.

Get stuck in with a sectoral organisation campaigning to Remain. There are several for people who work in an occupation or who are interested in the subject. For example: Scientists for EU, NHS for a People's Vote (formerly Healthier in the EU, then NHS against Brexit - for NHS workers and supporters) and Lawyers against Brexit. Several trades unions have come out for a People's Vote including the GMB, Prospect and TSSA; you can be active in your union to promote or change policy.

Young people can join the Young European Movement (under35), For our Future's Sake, and Our Future Our Choice

Write to your MP – call for the UK to Remain in the EU and for a People’s Vote (referendum on the terms with the option to Remain) to achieve that. We have a model letter to get you started.  The more personal you can make the letter the better.  Better still, go see your MP - a face-to-face meeting will have much more impact. Background information about your MP, constituency and borough is here.

London4Europe is an all-party and non-party organisation; we do not concern ourselves with party politics apart from Brexit/ EU relations. If your politics are aligned with a political party that is not backing Remain then you can join groups that are seeking to change party policy, including Remain Labour, Labour for a People's Vote, Labour Movement for Europe, Conservative Group for Europe (and their youth (U30) wing Young Conservative Group for Europe), Citizens for Britain/ Tories against Brexit and Conservatives for a Peoples Vote. If your politics align with political parties that back Remain and the People's Vote, in England the main ones to join would be the Liberal Democrat and Green parties. The MPs in the Independent Group individually back Remain and the People's Vote. 

Write to your local councillor. Some but not all boroughs have passed motions calling for a People's Vote. If yours has not, then do please urge them to do so. Councillors are often active in their parties so they are good people to persuade or support. We publish regular updates in newsletters so you can see what the position is in your borough.

Write to the press – especially the local press (whether on paper or online only) which is an underused resource. Make the cases for Remain and for a People’s Vote. See what the Brexiters are saying, do the research, write in with a rebuttal. Write original letters to present your argument. Blogs on the L4E website will give you ideas, links and material.

Get active on social media. It is not so much dedicated Leave and Remain forums that are useful, because people there are committed to their views. But if you can slip in the case in fora where people are not really focussed on Brexit you can reach the uninterested voter – the person who decides elections and whom we really need to find. It is also worth following Remain-/ Referendum- supporting MPs and actively defending them against their critics.

We are always looking for new voices to write blogs on London4Europe. Have a look at what we publish – the material is intended to provide arguments and materials for campaigners. Please send your blogs for consideration to london@euromove.org.uk

Sign up for updates (no cost). On the L4E home page there is a box - please leave your postcode so that we can send you messages targeted for your borough or constituency. We typically send out four e-mails a week including an overview of new blogs on various websites and a round-up of actions and events you can take part in. You can also follow us on Twitter: @London4Europe

Become a member of the European Movement (subscription). You would then automatically be a member of London4Europe and of your local EM branch. If you are under 35 you would also be a member of the Young European Movement. Make sure you leave your London postcode so that you receive our mailings. At present, subscription expiry reminders are not sent out so please make a note in your diary to renew your subscription. If it has run out you can renew here

Volunteer to do more at London4Europe – sign up here.

Recruit your friends and people you meet campaigning to become paid-up members of the European Movement or subscribers of London4Europe (no charge; sign-up box on the home page - we are also on Twitter); encourage them also to make contact with their local branch; and to check out this page for ideas on what to do. 

Donate – Oh yes, it all costs money – link is here.