North East People’s Assembly Planning Meeting
17th July, Quilliams Teahouse, Newcastle
Action points from previous meetings can be found here
Attending – Tony D, Matthew G, Jonathan P, Tony P, Martin L, Fran P, Joan H & Peter B.
Apologies – Alex S & Clare H.
North Tyneside PA Report:
Very good meeting, well attended, got a pledge of £260 from Unite branch. Tyneside Safety glass won their strike days later.
NHS Stall in Jarrow: Very good, good cooperation from all involved (STPA, Labour, PSA & 999) Local MP appeared.
Durham Miners Gala: A lot of leaflets handed out, sold out of revolting rabbits. Could have done with a few more dedicated people.
10th July Strike rally: lots of leaflets handed out.
21st July – North Tyneside People’s Assembly Meeting, Magnesia Bank, North Shields
8th August – Sunderland NHS Public Meeting, Age UK, Sunderland.
13th August – Sunderland Fundraiser for 999 for NHS, Independent, Sunderland.
15th August – South Tyneside 999 NHS Public Meeting, Alberta Club, Jarrow.
North East People’s Assembly – 1st November:
Joan updated those present on the latest line-up of the evening show, presented suggestions for further acts.
Working group to meet on 30th July at 6:30pm at Quilliams
Plenary Speaker Suggestions: Salma Yaqoob, Russell Brand?
Jonathan to take 100 leaflets to hand out at Young Labour meetings
Matthew to take 200 to give out in South Tyneside
Joan to take 200 to Whitley Bay and NTPA meeting
Tony P to take a ‘wedge’ and take some to Hexham (Matthew to send Hexham PA details to Tony P)
Martin to also take some to the City Library
Peter to also take some to the Linskill Centre, North Tyneside
Jonathan to take some on the coach to Gaza demo
People to leave leaflets at The Stand Comedy Club, Bar Loco and pubs/clubs
Tony P to take some leaflets to Durham PA and People’s Bookshop
Joan to hand some to Jazz Café
Theresa & Lilliana handed some out at the Ousburn Festvial
Beth Farhat to hand some out
Jonathan to send e version to Jude KD
Agreed to use #NEPA14 for any tweet/Facebook posts to do with Nov 1st
October 28th TUC Demo:
No train booked for demo, encouraged to block book train seats
Possibility of booking a coach with TUC and/or Unite Community
Possibility of TUC speaking tour around the region (rally?)
National Assembly – Saturday 13th September:
Matthew G & Joan to provisionally attend
Info to be put online
Collection – £10
END OF MEETING
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