Success at the Spirit of Independence Workshop

40104076_338029496936088_5770166301636952064_nAberdeen Independence Movement (AIM) recently teamed up with Chris Law MP to deliver a compelling workshop on the 9 essential secrets behind running the best campaign possible. The well attended Spirit Independence Workshop was a hit among local Aberdeen activists.

Held at the Sportman’s Club in Aberdeen, the Dundee West MP and SNP Westminster spokesperson for International Development and Climate Justice, spoke of his experience running the Spirit of Independence Campaign in 2013 and 2014. The campaign covered 2500 miles across Scotland and reached millions of people ahead of the Independence Referendum. Along the way, he and his team of volunteers documented the invaluable lessons crucial to winning any future campaign.
Commenting on the day, Chris Law said:

“It is important that our activists are informed on how to run a proper grassroots campaign ahead of any future referendum, and so I was honoured to share my experiences in running one of the most successful local campaigns from the last referendum.

“The creativity and talent on display from attendants was brilliant, and I am excited to hear about how their local campaigns grow and help gain support for independence in their communities.

“The Aberdeen Independence Movement are doing great work in facilitating these sorts of discussions to inform and train their activists, and will surely reap the benefits when the next referendum campaign begins.”

AIM Organisation Convener Alan Petrie said:

“I’m very proud of the first Spirit of Independence Workshop hosted by AIM. A huge thank you to Chris Law MP who took the time to come to Aberdeen. The event was very slick, with an easy to understand format that encouraged interaction among attendees.

“I believe that training and workshop events are absolutely vital. Better trained activists are a must and AIM will be hosting similar events as much as possible. If you want to play a leading role, get trained and get active – we can all be better.”

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