Posted in Resources on March 25, 2011
The March for the Alternative is expected to be the largest civil society demonstration in many years. However we realise that it’s not practical or feasible for everyone join in the march. If you’re not attending the march, you can still help to create an online protest that matches that on the London streets. Here are some suggestions, courtesy of our friends at False Economy.
- Add a step. Add a twibbon to your Facebook or Twitter profile and help publicise the March for the Alternative. Or choose one of these 26 March twibbons: #26March and 26Marching
- Take your own step. Add your own marching image to your Facebook profile and update your status to why you are supporting the march: “I’m taking a step for Preston Library on 26 March”, “I’m marching to cut the cuts”.
- Get tweeting. Encourage everyone to take a step for the alternative – use the hashtags #26March and #stepforward
- Join the Armchair Army‘s virtual march, and help them bombard the media.
- Email your message of solidarity to the virtual protest organised by Disabled People Against Cuts and Beyond Clicktivism.
- Submit your own protest: Made a banner, artwork or other creative work to protest against the cuts? Add it to Virtual Protest.
- Ask your charity, voluntary or community group to ‘take a step’ for the alternative and support the campaign. Get them to tweet about the savage and unfair effect of the cuts on those they work with.
- Tell your story about the effect of the cuts on False Economy – use the “Add a cut” and “Add a testimony” buttons to put your own story on the map.