Friday, 27 March 2009

Students unite against the BNP

NUS is an organisation which represents all students. We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to participate fully in a society that celebrates diversity. It’s one of the great things about being a student in modern Britain – and it’s the reason why I’m so proud to be the President of the NUS.

But this is under threat.

Unless we act it looks likely that the racist BNP will win seats in the European elections in June. I’m sure you know about the BNP - and their campaign for an “all white Britain.” How would you feel about 250k of your money going to the BNP for each seat they win?

I’m writing to tell you how you can take a few easy steps to play a part in stopping them.

I’m signed up to the HOPE not hate campaign – they send me a few emails a month asking me to do a few really simple things. And because there’re so many people involved in the campaign we’ve already had some real results; we’ve stopped BNP fundraising events and even a BNP march – all through people power.

It only take a few moments to sign up – and signing up means you can make a difference by helping stop the BNP in their tracks:

The threat couldn’t be greater - the BNP believe in a divisive and aggressive form of fear - spreading the politics of hate throughout our communities. Take for example a quote from a post written by the 2008 London BNP organiser on his blog - writing about beating women where he said “some women are like gongs - they need to be struck regularly.”

No matter what they say they haven't changed - they're still the nasty and narrow-minded racists that they’ve always been. This is the real BNP that we’re campaigning against. We’re proud of our diverse and open society. We’re cosmopolitan and committed to tolerance. We enjoy the variety of life. But the BNP oppose all of these values.

We can stop them but we need your help – sign up here to help:

This is the first time that I’ve written to you about the BNP, and I don’t usually send out emails like this. I’m doing this now because the HOPE not hate team are entering into one of the most important periods in the campaign. We’re building networks across the country - a true grassroots campaign. And we need you to be the next person to join in. You can be involved as much or as little as you like – all you need to get started is to sign up

The BNP stands against everything that we stand for. The only question that remains is what are you going to do about it.

We need your help – we can’t do it without you.

Please sign up now:

With thanks and best wishes,

Wes Streeting

Wes Streeting, NUS President.

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