What a great start to the New Year the TaxPayers’ Alliance is having. Over the Christmas and New Year period, when we publicised our Christmas Tax and Non-Job reports, we managed to recruit 35 new activists. Activists differ from supporters because they are committed to recruiting, campaigning and promoting the TPA and lower taxes, voluntarily giving their time and energy to the cause. Our activists are the seeds of our future grassroots growth, so thank you to all those who have signed up as TPA activists. If you wish to sign up as a TPA Activist you can register here, contribute or contact me directly to get involved.
One activist in particular became our 500th TPA Activist. His name is Kevin Taylor from Omagh and is busy recruiting to form a branch in County Tyrone. Congratulations to Kevin on helping us reach this milestone in our grassroots development. Now it’s up to our TPA activists to get recruiting so that we can congratulate our 1000th activist in the not too distant future. Just think, if every activist recruited only one activist, we could reach 1000 activists in no time at all!
The Christmas season also didn’t stop our activists recruiting in our 10 Friends Challenge. Evelyn Brazier, who, when she joined, recruited 25 of her friends and neighbours, signed up another 10 taxpayers to the TPA. Jessica Blossom recruited 10 more supporters in Sussex and London and Ivy Newman has helped us build our membership in North London.
Keep up the excellent work, everyone. We have a big task ahead of us to secure those essential tax cuts, but with the public behind us we have every chance of success. Also keep an eye out on the website tomorrow with the announcement of the first TaxPayers’ Alliance protest for lower taxes. 2008 promises to be a big year for the TaxPayers’ Alliance grassroots campaign!