Guest Post by The National YES Registry
The idea started the day after the NO vote, when the Yes Largs shop tried to make contact with fellow Yes Shops for moral support and to discuss future directions to take locally andnationally. Since then the concept has grown, but the idea is still a simpleone. Get all pro-Indy grass-root groups, no matter how geographically disparate, linked together in a practical and mutually supportive campaigning network. This network is now in the process of forming and will be collectively owned and run by its autonomous membership groups. Once formed, the groups will decide their own campaigning direction and agendas.
So... Calling all groups!
Group Declaration of Support
Following our first National Yes Registry conference of grass-root, pro-independence autonomous groups held in Largs on December 5 2015, we the undersigned groups declare our intention to collectively provide the grass-root authority and vanguard leadership necessary to instigate the creation of an open, non-party political, mutually supportive campaigning network around which all willing pro-independence grass-root organisations can coalesce to democratically maximise our social leverage for change and thereby systematically advance the cause for Scottish Independence.
This has been decided:
We intend to deliver on this decision through the creation of a collectively owned and run National Yes Registry ‘Forum mechanism’, as outlined in the NYR film and further developed through feedback gained during the ‘face to face tour of the groups’, undertaken in the five weeks prior to conference. This ‘Forum mechanism’ will continuously adapt and develop to practically address the social and campaigning needs of all the participating groups, as they grow over time.
We, the autonomous groups, fully understand that the ‘Forum mechanism’ which we are sanctioning the creation of, is only a tool. We are creating it in order to help anchor and actively develop, once again, the inspirational campaigning culture of pro-active self-help and powerful social networking that made the Scottish grass-root independence movement a joy to belong to and such a formidable non-party political force to be reckoned with.
It is this, our culture of mutual support, which will ensure the success of our proposed ‘forum mechanism’: A tool of the groups with which to build an effective grass-root social, cultural and campaigning network, nationwide. This is key to understanding the importance of our timetable to ‘launch’ and the ‘stages of group readiness’ which we the undersigned groups commit to delivering upon internally, in preparation to the ‘forum mechanisms’ launch nationally.
We, the undersigned, collectively urge all other likeminded groups and individuals with a belief in the need for a powerful non-party political grass-root voice in the campaigning direction and timing of Scotland’s next strides toward full Independence, to join us in creating this collectively owned, self-organised re-formation and continuation of Yes’s urgent grass-root driven demand for a return to full Scottish Independence.
Yes Annandale email@example.com
Aye2Aye Hub, Fort William firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes Clydesdale email@example.com
Yes Dunfermline & West Fife firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes East Kilbride email@example.com
Yes Edinburgh North & Leith firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes Edinburgh West email@example.com
Yes Forres Area firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes Jedburgh email@example.com
Yes Kelty firstname.lastname@example.org
Lochaber Women for Indy email@example.com
Yes Marchmont & Morningside firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Weal Moray email@example.com
Yes North East Fife firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes Orkney email@example.com
Yes Edinburgh Pentlands firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes Rutherglen email@example.com
Yes Alliance Skye firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes Troon email@example.com