++ NO2ID Supporters' Newsletter No. 131 - 10th September 2009 ++We did not vote for this. We don't have to let it happen to us.
*Contacting us:* Call or email the office - 020-7793-4005 or
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not reply to this email. (The from address
is not a working email address)
+ MANCHESTER ALERT - DON'T BE A GUINEA PIG +
The Home Secretary's summer re-launch of ID cards targeted Manchester as
a "beacon area" for the roll-out of the first cards. Having backed down
from a fight with airport workers and pilots threatening industrial
action over compulsory ID registration, the Home Office is now trying to
Of course, people don't always read the small print - so we need to
ensure that any 'volunteers' realise that registering for a card means
being tagged and tracked for the rest of their lives. And paying for the
privilege of being Whitehall's guinea pigs.
The fewer that sign up, the easier it should be to scrap the whole scheme.
NO2ID is launching a rolling campaign to alert and inform the people of
Manchester and - as the National Identity Scheme's net widens - the
North West, starting with a day of action on Saturday 10th October.
NO2ID groups and supporters from around the UK will be heading to
selected locations in Greater Manchester to hold street stalls, leaflet
and spread the word.
The following Saturday, 17th October, we shall be running more street
stalls in central Manchester and holding a public meeting at the Friends
Meeting House in Mount Street. Further activities and events will be
announced in due course.
If you or your organisation would like to get involved in either of
these events or the ongoing campaign, please contact
email@example.com. And if you would like to start your own local
group to help spread the word across the North West, please contact
*+ Making the case against the ID scheme +
*Many people tell us they would like to tackle that minority of friends.
neighbours and work colleagues who still think that 'ID cards' are a
pretty good idea, but need a little help feeling confident of their
ground to do so. NO2ID has plenty of stock of our 24 page practical
booklet on How to Win the argument against the ID scheme. If you would
like a free copy, either for yourself or to pass on to someone else,
then just write and ask to NO2ID, Box 412, 19/21 Crawford St, LONDON W1H
1PJ or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Don't forget to tell us the postal
address to send it to.)
We can stop it, but only if we're truly united.