To give this short campaign a focus and to show the sector coming together to tell its story, we’re organising a week of action during the week of 22 May. This week starts with #GE17housing launch day on Monday 22 May.
You can play your part:
- Preparing for the week of action
- #GE17housing launch day
- During the week
- After the week and post-election
The most important thing for you to do is to get in touch with your local candidates to arrange visits. Invite them to see your work in action, whether it’s a visit to a supported housing scheme, a community event or to see a new development being built.
- Invite local candidates to see your work in action
- Take part in our webinar on Tues 9 May
- Order your A2 campaign board
- Prepare your local media splash
Start getting your campaign resources ready, to use as part of the candidate visits and for taking part in the week of action from 22 May. To help you, we’ve provided some essential tools.
We will have the latest supply statistics for release on 22 May. If you would like embargoed early look at these so you can do your own press stories, get in touch with our PR team.
Let us know what you’re planning to do, if you need any support or have any other suggestions for resources that would help you, and share your activities on social media using #GE17housing and #GE2017.
We want there to be a flurry of activity across the whole week, but to get things off to a strong start, we’ll be kicking the week off with a launch day of action.
- Share campaign graphics using #GE17housing and #GE2017
- Use campaign postermaker to make personalised graphics (Available 17 May)
- Share campaign short video (Available 22 May)
- Continue actions above
- Share pictures or video candidates and colleagues with campaign board
- Let us know what you have got planned
Hopefully you’ll have been successful in arranging candidate visits for the week of action. Promote these visits (or any earlier meetings) on social media and in your local press.
Share images and quotes from the candidates using the postermaker and use #GE17housing and #GE2017.
Tell the housing association story on social media using #GE17housing and #GE2017. Use the facts about housing associations infographics and video or the sector story video in your tweets.
Talk about your own organisation and share your tenant and customer stories. Stats, images and videos always work well. Use #GE17housing and #GE2017 on whichever channel you are using whether it is Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Write a letter to the editor of your local paper setting out your organisation’s willingness to work with all parties to end the housing crisis.
Remember to use #GE17housing aon all your social media posts to be featured on our campaign wall and let us know how your conversations with candidates have gone so we can add this to our political intelligence.
After the week of action there will still be time to engage with your candidates, to arrange additional visits or to meet with those you didn’t have the opportunity to see during the week.
Continue to share your activities on social media using #GE17housing and #GE2017 and let us know how your conversations with candidates have gone.
We’ll be rounding up all of the campaign activity and analysing the political intelligence we receive. We’ll be in touch with members soon after the election results are known with information about our plans in the new political environment.