"Own it!!" day — make this YOUR cause

Geopolitics, Politics

Only THREE days left to vote! After about a week of your support, we’re currently 8th in the whole of the UK!

If I was standing in most of the rest of the country we’d be winning by a long way. But in the South West, we’re currently 3rd. Bronze? BRONZE?! No! You deserve GOLD, surely? We’ve come this far, this is no place to stop!

Update 2pm: Make that 2nd!! Silver? SILVER?! No! You deserve GOLD, surely? We’ve come this far, this is no place to stop!

When we win on Friday, we’re going to need to find a lot of votes… about 200,000 in fact. Yikes, right? The only way this is going to happen is if the media pick up on this BIG TIME and it goes viral EVERYWHERE.

When 4th June comes, there can not be a person in the South West who hasn’t at least HEARD about what we’re trying to do here: About how we’re trying to bring vision and reason into politics, how we’re no longer satisfied with small minded solutions to global problems, how this is not political game any more.

They need to know that we want to create a future which rocks! Which hits the problems head on and smashes through to the other side knowing that we do so simply because that is what needs to be done, because we know there is no longer time for sidestepping and posturing.

So I really need you to help me, and help me with all you can do in the 48 HOURS, BECAUSE VOTING ENDS ON FRIDAY* — remember we need to tell as many people as we can.

If you’ve not voted yet, please text EDDOW01 to 86837 — that’s all right now!

The lesson from this week is that just sending an email is not enough. People don’t care, it’s just another email. I need to you make this personal.

  • Have a quick look at www.elected.in and find a few points you really agree with – that will make this next bit YOUR cause, not mine. I’m not doing this this for me, I’m doing it for all of us. The idea of ‘sliding scale, and human readable legislation‘ is a popular one.(Believe me, I have precious little innate desire to stand up and do this but I have been pushed forward. The main problem is that no one else is saying what we want said — when did you last hear a politician you agreed with this much?)
  • Are you in an office? Are you seeing friends today? Tell ’em – get them to vote! Actually WATCH THEM whilst they text, supporting YOUR cause!
  • Are you on a mailing list or discussion group? Please make them aware of the elections and ask them to vote for me. Please pick a point and make it personal! Not just “my mate’s doing this.. ” — OWN IT! This is YOUR cause here!

Get out there be the change you want to see! Don’t do it later, this will take just two minutes — make it happen, and make it happen NOW!

If everyone one of you gets just FIVE votes today, we’ll storm it!


*Sorry for the shouting, but that’s for the skim readers! (And I’M VERY EXCITED THAT WE’RE DOING THIS!)

Ed Dowding

Ed Dowding

Founder, strategist, writer, gadfly, TED talker, world-record holder, and (foolishly) reality-TV farmer. DOES: Innovation, Product, Advocacy THINKS: Regenerative Systems, Institution design, 300 year horizons

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.