Hi all. Good luck to everyone (both here and in the UK generally) for the results of today! It's an important one!!
I am going on holiday tomorrow for a week and then come back for 6 days before going off to do research for my thesis. So, I will be unable to continue my regular post scheduling and contributions. I will obviously be around (virtually) to help out, but it may take me much longer to respond. I have been really encouraged by the enthusiasm of everyone running up to this General Election and in the Local Elections before it. Anything for us is a win (well, I can think of one example which wouldn't be...)
As for a handover of the fundraising. I will say this. We're short on money! Although hitting £1,073 isn't bad, so good work all. We do need to get more, however.
My inclination would be to stop the current crowdfunder we've got on Crowdpac and start a new one. Starting maybe after all the social media and news reporting has died down from the initial excitement - next Wednesday or so?
A fresh crowdfunder would be good so it does not just look as a left-over thing that people ignore. It also shows we're dedicate to moving forwards. An email to our mailing list saying something like, "You got us this far, help us fund the next part..." (couldn't think of a neat idea ) might work well to get people supporting a regular donation? Obviously we must be clear that we're still covering out GE2017 expenditure (if we are), but explaining how that can take us forward.
I feel this election could be the tipping point for big party Politics. Especially if labour don't win, and then split as Noam Chomsky says they should (well, he said they are internally conflicting and are really two separate parties). We should be ready to step up to the challenge.
I shall leave that there. Good Luck all! Let's hope the future brings us Something New!
(@Floppy I won't be able to make the count tonight as I have to be up from 9 am tomorrow till Saturday night travelling, so don't particularly want to be awake for 36 hours!!)