Foot - help wanted

Paul Foot's campaign as Socialist Alliance candidate for mayor of Hackney has been going very well. We have put in a first leaflet across much of the borough, Paul has done literally dozens of successful meetings, we have received some good publicity and our campaign is streets ahead of the Labour Party's, the only other party which is even making an attempt to leaflet and campaign across the borough. We are now distributing our eight-page tabloid, which includes a major article by John Pilger opposing the war and endorsing Paul. We want to try to get this through 100,000 doors by the end of Sunday, as ballot papers are being sent out from Saturday October 5. This is, as you may imagine, a formidable job, even with the resources we have in Hackney. That is why we need your help. We have two events we would like to invite you to. Battle bus: We will be touring Hackney on Saturday October 5 in an open-top red bus. We need as many people on the bus as possible to go out to leaflet when we stop. We will be taking people on board outside Hackney town hall, Mare Street at 10am and 1pm. This is also potentially lots of fun for children and there will be balloons and biscuits! If you want to come please get to the town hall in plenty of time as we have to move off promptly. If you can help prepare the bus please arrive at 9 to 9.30am. Leafleting: On Sunday October 6 we are asking all London Socialist Alliance members to come to Hackney to help finish 'tabloiding' the borough. We have two meeting points: * For those coming from the south and west we would like you to come to Hackney Community College, Falkirk Street, off Kingsland Road (Shoreditch end) between 12 noon and 2pm. * For those coming from the north and east please meet on Hackney town hall steps between 12 noon and 2pm. We need you to distribute tabloids, etc for at least two hours to make it worthwhile. If you can help and/or encourage other SA members to come, it will make an enormous difference to the campaign and significantly boost Paul's vote. Rob Hoveman Socialist Alliance national secretary