In January 2020, GET PR DONE! started as a small Facebook Group of about 20-25 dedicated campaigners for PR. Over the past 12 months, the Facebook group has expanded — as of 17 January 2021, we had 1520 members. We have set up an Action Network email group that now has 250 subscribed members of which 92 have become full members.
We have a national coordinator, a treasurer and a bank account (see “Donate” button), an active membership secretary (see “Join/ Contact” button) and a steering group of 10-12 people who meet about every two weeks. The steering group is composed of members of the Lib Dems, Labour, the Greens and no party. This matches what we are: an independent cross party and no party campaign group.
We have various working groups. The PR Meme Factory creates and distributes pro-PR memes. (See “Memes”). Another team gives talks on the ABCs of PR. A third makes videos. And one works on special projects.
In late October, we had our first official general meeting, elected two officers, and approved a basic “no frills” constitution; it is attached below. We have monthly members meetings via ZOOM.
Also in October, we joined the 12-member alliance called Labour for a New Democracy L4ND has the same aim as GET PR DONE!: to have the Labour Party endorse proportional representation as policy.
We have no paid staff nor an office and we have very little money (again, please see “Donate” button.)
We are activists and campaigners. We debate and discuss constantly. We definitely do NOT think we have all of the answers.
We do take our aims very seriously. Whatever successes we have had are down to the passions, the brains, the grit, the good humour and quirkiness of our members.
Do join us on the long march to GET PR DONE! and to give more POWER TO THE VOTERS.
Alan Story, Sheffield – National Coordinator