The Co-operative (using the system)
Those of you that have been following NMP3 for a while will be aware that we have had a somewhat rocky relationship with the Co-operative. We have lobbied them online, we have attended meetings at their HQ (at our own personal expense and their request) and have protested outside their museum.
On the Good side…..
The Co-operative have a great history of ethical trading, of women’s liberation (giving women the vote within their organisations long before they were allowed to vote for a government and supporting women’s suffrage) and of putting people before profit.
They recently became the first supermarket to stop sale of all lads mags (including the Sunday Sport) which don’t have modesty covers and to ensure these are top shelf.
The Co-operative UK’s Director Chris is a feminist and supporter of No More Page 3
What can you do now?
Many of the below areas have submitted motions to their Co-operative area representative and these will be bought to meetings on the dates given –
Can you help us bring Co-op to No More Page 3 by attending and voting at your local meeting?
Motions are passed with a show of hands so the more supporters we have there the better.
Here’s what you need to do –
- If you aren’t one already then become a member. If you hold a membership/dividend card you are a member. You can do it online here NEW MEMBERS CAN ATTEND MEETINGS AND VOTE
- Find out which co-operative area you are in here and join the correct event group for your area.
- If a motion has been put forward in your area then contact your local area representative and book a place at the meeting (details of how to contact them will be in the local group event pages linked)
- Let the area group know that you are going to be there
The 7 Co-op areas include –
There is an event group for this area already set up here , a motion has been submitted and accepted and the meeting is sat May 10th, 10.30am at Kettering Conference Centre you can book your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambridge & East Anglia
Herts & Essex
Nottingham & East Area
There is an event group for this area already set up here , a motion has been submitted and accepted and there are two local meetings Saturday 3rd May, 2pm, Hilton Hotel, Neville Street, Leeds, LS1 4BR and Tuesday 6 May, 7:15pm, The Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle, NE1 4EP
Humber – formerly East Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire
Leeds & Wakefield
South Yorkshire & Chesterfield
Tyne & Wear
There is an event group for this area already set up here we are waiting to hear if a motion was submitted or accepted in this area
Greater Manchester North
North Lancashire & South Cumbria
Stockport & Macclesfield
This area is being co-ordinated by email so please email NMP3lisa@gmail.com to be included. A motion was submitted or accepted in this area. Details of the meeting to follow
Inverness & Moray
Northern Scotland & Islands
Glasgow & Lanarkshire
Lothian & Borders
There is an event group for this area already set up here , a motion was submitted and accepted and the meeting is sat May 10th 10am in Central London, at Westminster Central Hall, you can book a place here .
This group are looking for help with presenting the motion at the meeting too.
Surrey & Berkshire
This group desperately needs somebody to present the motion at the meeting!! Could you do it?
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
North, East, West Devon & Somerset
Kennet & Avon
Wiltshire & Dorset
There is an event group for this area already set up here , the motion was submitted and accepted and the meeting is 3rd May in Cardiff (details to follow)
Please keep coming back to this blog as we are updating it with new groups and information all the time!
Thank you so so much once again for all of your hard work
Together We Are Doing This!!!!