Love the planet, don't frack it - IRL & UK
Campaign targeting MEPs who voted to ratify the Paris Agreement in October but have yet to pledge to vote against CETA.
What is CETA? CETA is a corporate power grab dressed up as a trade deal that has been negotiated between the EU and Canada which facilitates fracking, as well as the imports of fracked gas and tar sands from sacrifice zones - a ticking climate bomb.
The final EU Parliament vote on CETA takes place on Valentine's Day week. Ahead of the vote, let's use the theme of love to ask our MEPs to protect what we love and reject this climate-trashing 'trade deal'.
Please read the pinned post for details of how to take part.
This translates directly into the work we are doing within Bolton, campaigning for a more open, honest and accountable local council. Most recently we have been the only political party with councillors in the Town Hall campaigning against proposed fracking in Horwich, Westhoughton and surrounding areas. We are the only party pushing proposals to cut the number of councillors from three per ward to two per ward - saving more than £300,000 a year and making the council more accountable than ever. We are fighting for more public consultation on controversial plans - such as the recent decision to pour £3million into the short-sighted Newport Street revamp - and are pushing to allow more public scrutiny within all meetings.
If, like Bolton Liberal Democrats, you believe that you need to have a council that LISTENS to what you have to say; UNDERSTANDS the need for long-term investment to solve the problems within the town rather than short-term 'people pleasing'; and CHAMPIONS ALL communities within the town, bringing us closer together rather then encouraging divisions; then join us.
It's time we all worked together to #TakeBackOurTown