About me

Welcome to my blog. Im always looking for new ways of bringing people together to build campaigns. Im always amazed by the energy and passion of the people I meet and the different skills they bring to making change happen - the ideas we try out, the campaigns we work on, the relationships we build together. I want to share those stories with you. I hope you enjoy them!

Contact me

You've got an idea or activity that you would like to develop, an issue that matters to you or would just like to find out more? Contact me now by email, twitter, or facebook.

why I'm (re)standing for compass youth

I'm always amazed by the passion of members I meet and your energy in making change happen, from Sam & Dan for running Compass Youth, my comrades on the committee to those who've just joined - that's why I want to say thanks to all of you!

Young people are changing the world around them - fighting fascism, lobbying for a living wage, reclaiming the night or campaigning against climate change. What really motivates me to be involved in Compass Youth is supporting people to make change happen on the issue that matter to them.
Because I know if you give people an inch, they'll give you a mile.

That's why I want Compass Youth to be a space where you can do all the things you didn't think possible before, knowing we will trust and support you:

So you can debate the issues you care about, like I've done by enabling you to promote your ideas through our blog and video and discuss them at workshops like Progressive London and TUC Young Members.

I would launch a listening tour (like this and that) to find out what issues are really affecting young people - like unemployment, debt and inequality - not just in London but across the country, hand in hand with trade & student unions, community groups and others. With this coalition, we would then work with you on your campuses or local areas to develop campaigns on these issues.

So you can learn how to create campaigns with the best organisers, which I've started by organising Creative Campaigns Camp (see here http://snurl.com/n2gly).
I won't only bring the best organisers to develop campaigns camps on issues that matter to you, I want all of you to develop this programme together.

So you can campaign for progressive politics - like I've done helping run Sam Tarry's campaign for YoungLabourChair.

So we can help promote your local campaigns too, like I've done helping Love Difference in London, Bristol & Northampton,
Pin The Pits in Doncaster and the Yes Congestion Charge campaign in Manchester. I've also made sure Compass Youth took part in campaigns on political reform, migrants rights and ending poverty, as well as organising campaign exchanges abroad.

I want to make sure this year we give a stronger platform to all our members, especially women, disabled, BME, LGBT and working class so you can make Compass Youth more diverse and more accountable.

I also want you to develop together a leadership training programme with the "movers and shakers" in the progressive movement, so that you can be the next leaders in your student clubs, trade unions and your campaigns.

To cut a long story short, I want to make sure that for each of you, Compass Youth can be exciting and rewarding. I want you to be able to have your say and do something about it with others where you are.

To find out more, contact me at noel.hatch1@gmail.com or www.twitter.com/noelito.


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