Let’s talk about the General Election over Christmas drinks

Ever fancied getting involved in a project that helps citizens better understand their political system?

Tired of feeling like you don’t really know the facts behind what politicians claim, and want to do something about it?

If so, then here’s your chance to learn more about what organisations like us are planning ahead of the 2015 general election, and how you can get involved.

On 10th December, Full Fact, Democracy Club and mySociety are organising a social event for anyone who’s interested in hearing and getting involved in our civic projects.

Full Fact are preparing to operate an 18 hour a day Election Centre, to rapidly react to claims during the election campaign and provide free information that can be drawn on by researchers, voters, candidates and journalists.

As this is such an ambitious project, they are looking for volunteers who can help them with a variety of tasks, including research, recording claims, and building databases and monitoring tools. Here’s the full list of topics they’re planning to cover.

Democracy Club is building a network of election volunteers to help improve transparency in the run up to the next general election.

They’re going to be doing tasks like uploading campaign leaflets to ElectionLeaflets.org and helping to build a database of 2015 election candidates at YourNextMP. Unlock Democracy are running a hack day on Election Leaflets on Saturday 6th December, if you fancy getting involved.

mySociety are helping these projects as much as we can, but we still need more people power!

So, if you feel you can help with any of these projects, please do come along and meet us – we’d really appreciate it.

When: Wednesday 10th December, 6.30pm – 10pm
Where: The Royal George, 133 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EA
How: Add your name to the Lanyrd page: http://lanyrd.com/cchbcr, so we know you’re coming.
Who: Anyone who fancies it.

Hopefully see you there!

NB: Watch our Twitter stream on @mySociety to check for last minute advice if we have moved venues for unforseen reasons.

Photo: thegloaming, (CC)