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Talking about a revolution



We know turnout in elections is a problem too many people are disenfranchised and disillusioned with politics. Who speaks for the working class, who speaks for the marginalised, the children growing to adults suffering generation after generation of poverty and deprivation? What happened to 'bairns not bombs'? to 'All of Us First'?


We haven't just abandoned the hope of independence, we've abandoned the people we need to get us there.


This General Election will not improve the lives of Scots one bit, the same self serving, political types will be in place and in power, and the rest of us; helpless, trapped in a system and union we have been unable to escape or to change.


We need people to be engaged, not hopeless and the first step is to get people registered and able to vote. Too many people have dropped off the register, let's get them back on and make their vote count.


The voters that really need postal votes are not the Tories, with their big cars and comfortable lifestyles but the worker on a zero hour contract, the daughter caring for multiple family members, the person in ill-heath, physical or mental, the pensioner a bus journey away from the polling station. These are the people that need postal votes and need to be heard.


In an attempt at voter suppression, similar to the Republicans in the USA, the Tories have introduced Voter Id. Who doesn't have a passport or driving licence? Exactly the people that we need to be voting; to get their concerns on the political radar and taken seriously because that is the only thing politicians understand - the ballot box.


For some, voting is their first step to political activism, and for some perhaps the first step on the road to being a councilor or an MSP, and representing their own communities, and making sure the concerns of their own communities are addressed.


In 2014 the ballot boxes from the schemes, from the working class areas were full of the YES votes of Hope. Let's make change happen, do not wait for the politicians, let's do it for ourselves.


The problem is two-fold low turn-out and low registration. The AyeApp addresses both these issues.


Details of Aye App resources are below:


Training videos


Aye App Training

Training Videos for Aye App

www.youtube.com

AyeApp

Apple store


‎AyeApp

‎Maximize your campaign's impact with the Aye App, the ultimate tool for voter registration and effectiveness tracking. Tailored for activists and campaigners, this app is designed to streamline the voter registration process, making it simpler and more efficient. With the Aye App, you can: - Registe…

apps.apple.com

Google Play for Andriod


AyeApp - Apps on Google Play

Aye App designed for campaigners

play.google.com

And the website


The AyeApp Project

The AyeApp Project provides innovative voter registration tools to democracy-supporting local groups and organisations

www.ayeapp.scot


The AyeApp was inspired by Leanne Tervit and Schemes for Indy.


“Don't you know

They're talking about a revolution?

It sounds like a whisper

Don't you know

Talking about a revolution?

It sounds like a whisper


While they're standing in the welfare lines

Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation

Wasting time in the unemployment lines

Sitting around waiting for a promotion


Don't you know

Talking about a revolution?

It sounds like a whisper


Poor people gonna rise up

And get their share

Poor people gonna rise up

And take what's theirs


Don't you know you better run, run, run, run, run, run

Run, run, run, run, run, run

Oh, I said you better run, run, run, run, run, run

Run, run, run, run, run, run


'Cause finally the tables are starting to turn

Talkin' 'bout a revolution

'Cause finally the tables are starting to turn

Talkin' 'bout a revolution, oh no

Talkin' 'bout a revolution, oh


I've been standing in the welfare lines

Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation

Wasting time in the unemployment lines

Sitting around waiting for a promotion


Don't you know

Talking about a revolution?

It sounds like a whisper


And finally the tables are starting to turn

Talkin' 'bout a revolution

Yes, finally the tables are starting to turn”

Tracy Chapman

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