Without the help of our activists around the country we could not be as effective as we are. There are many ways you can help us in our grassroots campaigns, from handing out leaflets and attending action days, to organising a branch of the TaxPayers’ Alliance in your area. Here are just some of the things you can do:
Deliver recruitment leaflets to your street, village or block of flats. Our recruitment leaflets are a great way of raising awareness of the TPA, and those who receive a leaflet can join by mailing it back to us free of charge.
Call us on 0845 330 9554 or email Andrew Allison and we’ll send you some.
Our local coordinators regularly organise local action days across the country on both local and national issues, such as this one in Bristol where we successfully campaigned against the council introducing a Workplace Parking Levy::
If there is a grassroots event near you, we will send you a bulletin with all the details.
Write to your local councillor(s) and MP to highlight waste and to make the case for lower taxes. Letters and emails to your elected representatives present your views to the people who make decisions.
The more correspondence they receive, the more they take our campaigning seriously! To find out who your local representatives are, click here.
Expose your local council for wasting taxpayers’ money and invite others to support the TPA campaign. Letters are a great way of raising awareness of local issues, and you can also write letters in support of our national and local campaigns.
A recent letter from a supporter helped Tim Newark, our local coordinator for Bath and the South West, highlight those councillors who fail to pay their council tax on time.
We have a ‘Campaigner’s Handbook’ that guides you through the process of setting-up a new branch. contact Andrew Allison to get yourself a copy.
We have branches across the country – it doesn’t cost anything other than your time and commitment. Recent successes include a campaign in Yorkshire to force councils to give taxpayers the right to record, blog and tweet at council meetings. This has resulted is a change in the law!