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The stakes could not be higher during this election. Help us cover what's really happening

November 17, 2019 · 3 min read

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During an election campaign that pits socialism against barbarism, the stakes could not be higher.

But beyond Westminster and traditional media’s obsession with electioneering and polling averages, there is a lot more going on beyond the ballot box.

That’s why Red Pepper will be digging deeper to uncover the stories, campaigns and activism happening at the grassroots – beyond London and across the UK.

To help us do that, we need to train and pay writers who can report what’s going on in their own communities.

Red Pepper is run by volunteers and freelancers, with just one part-time staff member. Despite this, we have committed to ensuring all writers are paid for their labour.

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Whilst Red Pepper is proudly pluralist and non-partisan, we recognise that this is a historic election with the genuine chance to elect a transformative, socialist government led by Jeremy Corbyn. We therefore urge all our supporters to get out campaigning. Check out Momentum’s My Campaign Map to find out the nearest place you can canvass.


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