Following our 'What Kind of Region Do We Want To Live In?' event in Manningham, Bradford in November 2015, the organising group have become the Same Skies network - working for a hopeful, fair, prosperous and inclusive regional democracy.
The network's priorities are:
enabling 'unheard' voices to be heard as effectively as possible
encouraging the democratisation of devolutionary processes towards self-determination
identifying and supporting positive ideas for regional democracy.
engaging with people across political parties and of none whilst also ensuring that the collective engages on its own terms and doesn't allow itself to become a tool of any one political party.
The founding members of the network are:
Leila Taleb @leilastaleb
Yoshiko Stokoe @notyosheeko]
Alex Schafran @alexschafran]
Andrew Wilson @hannahfestival]
Ian Martin @ianeastleeds]
All founding members of the Same Skies network live and work in West Yorkshire
We will often communicate via our
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