Stunts can be a creative way of getting a complex message across to the public, MPs and the local press. They can involve using props or incorporating some kind of fun interactive element to a stall you are running or getting people to dress up and take on characters. Stunts can be used to attract the general public to take action, or to encourage the local press to cover your story.
There is no set blueprint for running a successful group, but there are some basic things you will have
to do and meeting regularly is one of them. Getting together as a group on a regular basis is important
so that you can talk, get to know each other and plan campaign actions and events. Meetings should be
empowering and people should come away feeling energised and excited about taking action.
Most WDM groups hold stalls at local events, talks and fairs as a way of engaging new people in WDM campaigns and attracting new members. You can often get lots of action cards signed quite quickly, as well as getting the opportunity to talk about our issues with new people.
WDM’s activism team is the group of staff who most directly support our local groups. The groups officer is the member of staff who co-ordinates support for WDM groups. If you have any queries about any aspect of group campaigning or organisation please ask for them, or email firstname.lastname@example.org