Today, Friday 27 November, Voices for Scotland launches Be A Voice: A new campaign initiative which will connect people across Scotland in a community of ideas, hopes and visions for an independent Scotland.
We’re asking people to record a short, one minute video telling us why they support independence and upload it to our Be A Voice page.
Voices for Scotland’s aim to grow support for independence by giving people a platform to talk about matters to them without party politics. Voices is creating space for a civic conversation and activism where people share information, discuss and debate what a future independent Scotland looks like and how it works to create a fairer, more equal society. Our Be A Voice campaign is a step towards achieving this.
We’ve got something much bigger, more ambitious and substantive in the pipeline, a campaign tool that follows on from ‘Be A Voice’ and will change the way we campaign for independence. This is currently in development but we’ll be able to give more detail on that in January.
Ruth Wishart, who recorded a launch video for the Be A Voice campaign said: “It’s important that people of my generation consider what kind of country they are bequeathing their grandchildren. The future is theirs, and we have no right to mortgage it.”
Allan Whyte, Voices for Scotland Campaign Organiser said: “When I was campaigning in 2014 the most significant and important times were when I was having conversations with people on the streets, at bus stops or in pubs about what independence means to me, my family and my community. Obviously with the way the world is right now, we can’t do that, so Be A Voice is our attempt to connect people digitally.’
“So we’re asking indy supporters to go to our website and share their stories about what independence means for them. The more people that take part, the more connected we become through a community of ideas.”