It's been an activistic month! #supportgoodcauses
1. Artikel 1
I met Sylvana Simons at an event in January. I don't care too much about politics but I think the rights she's fighting for are extremely important and awareness and demystification around the topics of the new Dutch political party Artikel 1 are crucial for achieving their goal. Tag The Love can really help them get their message across and therefore I decided to sponsor them with our platform technlogy and some strategical advice and support. Check out the website at: www.artikel1.org
A very cute initiative to empower the Dutch to talk about the good things in life instead of complaining. Something which is done a lot towards the upcoming elections on March 15th. We sponsored a Tag The Love wall to aggregate all social posts with #tevredenlanders. Join and use the webcam to share something you are really happy about at http://www.tevredenlander.nl.
3. Bring them here
'We, as European Citizens, offer ourselves and our vehicles to relocate the refugees from Greece ourselves. Will you sign up and join us on March 6 in Brussel. The European leaders gather that week and we will be there with our cars, motorcycles, vans or even bicycles to show that we want this relocation done now! They did a #refugeepromise. Now, let us Bring Them Here.'
I followed the proceedings of the The Hague version of this group and reached out to Tinkebell to advice her a little bit on the communications part. That escalated very quickly in becoming involved and supporting them with technology and content.
Let’s Bring Them Here is a grassroots action, started by Dutch citizens, and supported by:
--- some coverage of the demonstration ---
"Let's bring them here": des citoyens se mobilisent pour soutenir les réfugiés - RTBF.be - link
Centenares de personas piden a UE acoger a demandantes de asilo comprometidos - Terra - link
Brussels demo urges EU to respect relocation commitments - ANSAmed - link
Waarom we vandaag naar Brussel rijden - Amnesty - link
Manifestation à Bruxelles pour la relocalisation des réfugiés en Europe - 7 sur 7 - link
Actie en Rechtzaak voor ruimere asielopvang - Nederlands Dagblad - link
Besides the demostration today in Brussels, the group also sued the Dutch Government for not keeping their promise regarding the re-location. #promised
'Belofte maakt schuld' - dutch saying
Let's focus a little bit more on the business.
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