Positive Money marketing campaign – What a yr thus far…


At simply over midway during the yr, we need to percentage the recent information from the Positive Money marketing campaign.

In July, four hundred of you chipped in to boost the £2000 we had to run a qualified ballot of MPs prior to their summer time vacations. O massive thanks to everybody who made a donation. We were given our questions in simply in time…

So in a few weeks, we’ll learn how many MPs understand the place cash comes from!

Last week we held our largest ever adventure in Parliament in collaboration with the assume tank New City Agenda. The matter used to be “Is a problem looming for valuable banks?” Positive Money’s Fran Boait, along Lord Adair Turner (former chairman of the Financial Services Authority) and Anthony Hilton (Senior Commentator on the Evening Standard), debated the issues dealing with our cash gadget and the novel adjustments had to restore them.

You can see Lord Turner’s speech and Fran and Anthony’s responses on our video right here.

As for our analysis, in advance this month we hosted a roundtable on “The long run of money” with attendees from Age UK, Finance Lab, Toynbee Hall, and business insiders. In August we’ll post our paper on “Escaping Growth Dependency”. And very quickly we’ll have a sparkly new web site, laying out what we’re lately running on – watch this area!

We’ve additionally were given a glittery new on-line keep with new jumper, T-blouse and tote luggage designs! Please believe shopping for so in combination we will be able to unfold the phrase on cash reform even additional.

And that’s all been taking place proper after a large election marketing campaign!

You can learn all approximately what Positive Money supporters did in combination throughout the election right here. But highlights come with our video concerning the Magic Money Tree that went viral on Facebook, and loads of supporters chipping in so shall we pressure large AdVans spherical Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn’s constituencies the day ahead of the election.

Positive Money supporters were busy of their native spaces too. New native teams introduced this spring and summer time with first and 2d conferences in Oxford, Brighton, Tonbridge, Norwich, Dover, North Wales, York, Bath, Southampton, Derbyshire, Shrewsbury, Leeds, Suffolk and Leicestershire – unbelievable stuff!

And to most sensible all of it off, the Positive Money group is rising, rapid! After our lengthy-serving researcher, Frank, left us in June to do new analysis tasks on the New Economics Foundation, economist Ed Smythe joined us. We’ve employed a coverage and media intern, Simon, and can quickly be joined via some other economist and a Chief Operating Officer, to lend a hand us do extra and higher campaigning!

We’re additionally hiring for a early life community intern, so if you realize somebody nice who can lend a hand us release our early life community, please inspire them to use prior to the thirty first July closing date!

Finally, Nicky Morgan MP has been appointed the brand new chair of the tough Monetary Policy Committee. Back in March, Positive Money supporters made a robust written submission to their inquiry into the have an effect on and effectiveness of financial coverage considering the fact that 2008. We’re hopeful the inquiry will re-open the within the Autumn, and that we’ll be referred to as to offer verbal proof too.

We wish you are feeling as proud as we do approximately all we’ve accomplished in combination within the first part of this yr, and we’re excited for all that’s to return subsequent – with our rising workforce and increasing community.

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