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Taking over the streets of Brighton Pavilion to protect the NHS

March 5th, 2015 by

More than 50 people hit the streets of central Brighton to gather signatures in town on Saturday. Cycling through town, members were spotted on every street corner – real people power in action.

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Well done 38 Degrees I WANT MORE !!!!!!
Great day guys, despite the rain! 60 signaturess, including some people working at the NHS
…got over 80 signatures … by visiting my local shops, doctors surgery, chemist etc. It only took an hour and was also fun. Made some new friends.

Apart from some interested security guards (it’s rumoured one even signed the petition) it was very peaceful and good humoured – lots of people commented on member’s determination despite the damp. Some members reported getting 2-4 pages filled with signatures, 60 on average.

If you haven’t uploaded your signatures yet, please do so here.

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In the afternoon gathered at the Brighthelm Centre to kick back watch Ken Loach’s documentary “Spirit of ’45″. The room was full, we ran out of chairs.

Lots of connections were made with different groups, including  Defend the NHS Sussex who have got a lot of awesome looking events in the pipeline.

Thanks to all those who leant equipment or helped out with serving tea, it was so needed after the cold drizzle.

Now we know what we can achieve when we get together, we have exciting times ahead.”

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There is loads going on in Brighton Pavilion, with regular meetings to talk about how to work together. To get involved and find out more sign in here.

 

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Morecambe & Lunesdale members show they care about the NHS

March 5th, 2015 by

38 Degrees members from the Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency held a powerful ‘Save our NHS’ day of action on Saturday 28 February. Members gathered at different points all around the constituency, carrying placards and holding heart-shaped balloons. Their message was clear: our NHS is precious.

Members had conversations about the crisis our NHS is facing with thousands of their fellow local residents and inspired over 2,000 people to sign the petition.

How you can support:
Sign the ‘save our NHS’ petition and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
Sign up to the election hub to connect with other 38 Degrees members and to plan or attend events in your local area.

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Lancaster & Fleetwood members fight for our NHS

March 5th, 2015 by

38 Degrees members from the Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency held a powerful ‘Save our NHS’ day of action on Saturday 28 February. Members gathered at different points all around Lancaster, carrying placards and holding heart-shaped balloons. Their message was clear: our NHS is precious.

Members had conversations about the crisis our NHS is facing with thousands of their fellow local residents and inspired over 2,000 people to sign the petition.

How you can support:
Sign the ‘save our NHS’ petition and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
Sign up to the election hub to connect with other 38 Degrees members and to plan or attend events in your local area.

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Hove shouts loud and clear: “We love the NHS”

March 5th, 2015 by

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If you’d walked down George Street on Saturday you couldn’t have missed 38 Degrees members causing a scene. Dressed in hospital scrubs, and making a racket on a megaphone – this wonderful team gathered hundreds of signatures to add to the voices pleading to protect the NHS in just a few hours despite the drizzle.

 

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The petition calls on all candidates to commit to do all they can to protect our precious NHS. Click here to sign the petition and find out more.

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The day was such a success, this group have already planned the next day to take to the streets – Saturday 21st March. To get involved, sign in here.

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Chester loves the NHS

March 5th, 2015 by

Members in the City of Chester took to the streets on Sunday as part of 38 Degrees’ National Day of Action to save the NHS. Dozens of people held petition signings all over Chester to demand our health service be properly funded, saved from privatisation, and excluded from TTIP. Thousands of signatures were collected and hundreds of stories were shared on the difference the NHS has made to peoples’ lives. People are standing up for the principle of universal healthcare, and that’s brilliant.

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Members are meeting next week to decide what further action they will take to save the NHS. Sign up to our election hub to find meetings and events in your area.

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Save our NHS: Hampstead and Kilburn

March 5th, 2015 by

38 Degrees members from the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency in north London held a powerful ‘Save our NHS’ day of action on Saturday 28 February.

From 11am more than 40 members gathered outside the Waitrose on Finchley Road dressed in scrubs, carrying placards and holding heart-shaped balloons. Their message was clear: our NHS is precious.

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38 Degrees members at Finchley Rd

Members had conversations about the crisis our NHS is facing with thousands of their fellow local residents and inspired more than 1,400 people to sign the petition.

Save our NHS day of action - Finchley Rd

People add their support to the petition on Finchley Rd

Members also invited the local paper, the Ham & High, to cover the event helping spread their message even further.

How you can support:

  • Sign the ‘Save our NHS’ petition and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
  • Sign up to the election hub to connect with other 38 Degrees members and to plan or attend events in your local area.

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Wirral West Members step up for the NHS

March 5th, 2015 by

Members in Wirral West took to the streets on Sunday as part of 38 Degrees’ National Day of Action to save the NHS. Several dozen people held events in Hoylake, Heswall and West Kirby to demand our health service be properly funded, saved from privatisation, and excluded from TTIP. Thousands of signatures were collected and hundreds of stories were shared on the difference the NHS has made to peoples’ lives. People are standing up for the principle of universal healthcare, and that’s brilliant.

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Members are meeting this Sunday to decide what further action they will take to save the NHS. Sign up to our election hub to find meetings and events in your area.

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Save our NHS: Hornsey and Wood Green

March 5th, 2015 by

38 Degrees members from the Hornsey and Wood Green constituency in north London came out in force to support the ‘Save our NHS’ day of action on Saturday 28 February.

More than 50 members gathered in Wood Green, Crouch End and on Stroud Green Road with a clear message ‘don’t mess with our NHS.’

38 Degrees members campaigning in Wood Green

Despite the grey skies and drizzle members had a really positive day, talking to locals about why the NHS is precious to them and why they want to see all candidates standing in this year’s general election commit to take action to save our NHS.

2,000 people in the area had already signed the petition and across the 3 events 38 Degrees members collected more than 1,100 petition signatures on the day. An incredible effort that demonstrates what can be achieved when we work together. Help grow this even further by adding your name to the petition, and inviting your friends and family to do the same.

Save our NHS day of action - Crouch End

If you live in the Hornsey and Wood Green area and want to get involved in actions like this in the future sign up to the election hub.

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Save our NHS: what a brilliant day!

February 28th, 2015 by

38 Degrees members were part of something big today. Together 38 Degrees members stood up for the NHS all across the country. Here’s a look at what’s been happening:

Over 11,000 of us hit the streets, adding name after name to a petition telling all our local politicians to save the NHS. Here’s a first look at pictures!

We’ve signed up young and old, neighbours and strangers:

A collage of members' pictures from today

We’ve all been united by a love of the NHS:

A picture of a member from Tredegar

And now we’re making plans to get back out on the streets again:

A collage of members' pictures from the day

Christine from Camborne says: “It was fantastic to speak to so many people who, like me, feel so passionately about the NHS and don’t want to see it broken up and sold off to private companies. The NHS is so important and so valued – it’s vital we continue to get out on the streets and make our politicians take notice of how strongly the public feels about the NHS.”

If you agree with her, you can set up a date and time to hit the streets again by clicking here. We may have got wet, we may have got cold, but here’s to a brilliant day.

As 38 Degrees member Jane said on Twitter: “I’ve been collecting signatures for 2 1/2 hours and loved every second. Everyone is adamant about keeping our NHS!”

If you’d like to see the full story of the day, click here: https://storify.com/38_Degrees/save-our-nhs-day

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Tips for talking to the media: ‘Save our NHS’ day

February 27th, 2015 by

Here’s a rough guide for things to say to the media if you meet any journalists when out collecting signatures for the ‘Save our NHS’ petitions. But remember, you don’t have to be an expert on the NHS. The most impactful messages are your personal stories.

What is happening today?

This Saturday, 11,000 38 Degrees members are out in high streets across England talking to people about why we love the NHS.

We’re collecting signatures for our local ‘Save our NHS’ petition. The petition calls for an end to privatisation and a properly funded NHS.

NHS experts have made it clear that it’s make or break time for our health service. So that’s why today, we’re kick-starting a huge campaign to save our NHS this election. Politicians need to know that if they want our vote in May, saving our NHS needs to be their top priority.

Why are you out on the streets to save the NHS?

Over the last few years our politicians have turned their back on the principles our NHS was built on – an NHS that’s owned by all of us, that works to save lives, not make money. They’ve chosen to under-fund vital services and sell others off to private companies.

Recently we’ve started to see the result of these political choices – crises in A&Es across the country, elderly people waiting on hospital beds because of a lack of care in their community, and patients waiting weeks for a GP appointment.
So that’s why we’re out on the streets today and we will be again and again in the run up to the election.

What would you like people listening or reading to do?

We’re asking anyone who wants an NHS that’s there for everyone when they need it, to join us today. Just go to 38degrees.org.uk/nhs to find an event happening near you.

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