We have had an exciting proposal brought to the committee by one of our members and are keen to move forward with it.
Yorkshire is a uniquely brilliant part of the world with it's own policy challenges and distinct identity. The Young Fabians Executive Committee are keen to see us do more regionally and we feel that with the shift to do more organising online that a Yorkshire-wide group could be really successful.
With this in mind we'd like to invite all Young Fabian members interested in Yorkshire to an exploratory meeting next Thursday to discuss it's work programme and next steps.
Topic: Young Yorkshire Fabians - Exploratory Meeting
Time: Apr 30, 05:30 PM - 06:30pm
Meeting ID: 811 6596 6745
Young Yorkshire Fabians Proposal
George Fairhurst, Morley and Outwood CLP
The aims of this proposal are rather simple: Yorkshire is undergoing a political revolution that has manifested in the loss of the red-wall and the beginning of devolution. West, North, South and Humber are feeling the ground shake. It is imperative that we have a presence and an active Fabian voice inside this landscape.
Young Yorkshire Fabians needs to begin by setting up Zoom reading groups to breach the geographical spread from the city walls of York to the humble residences of Pontefract. Our aims from there will be to find Fabian minded politicians that will work in conjunction with us to produce leaflets, launch events, help us scrutinise local government and to get our presence felt within the Young Labour makeup.
Our aims are therefore split into three areas:
1. Begin a new wave of the Fabian Tradition by gaining traction with the current generation of Young Labour members; via socials, reading groups, speaker events and the discussion of ideas.
2. By educating this generation into being tech savvy activists who can read political literature and have the confidence to speak at CLP events. This will be done by training sessions from either theatre groups friendly to the Labour/Fabian cause or by guest speakers.
3. By using the above two areas to provide an understanding of Yorkshire politics so that we might better inform/influence those outside the region who want to understand where the political winds blow.
The time scale for this is hard to determine due to present crisis’ but I have faith by conference time we’ll have built up roots with members who want to further the project. We have the chance to make something seismic, let us seize it!