Exciting news… We’re taking the #EnlightenUp campaign on the road! We’ll be hitting the streets, handing out leaflets and asking people to sign the Enlighten Up petition.
This is a great opportunity for us to really spread the word about the unelected religious reps making decisions on education throughout Scotland. We’ve already had one successful afternoon out in Edinburgh, where we collected over 100 signatures, now we’re coming to a city near you.
Take a look at our upcoming events here, and be sure to like our page for more updates.
We’ve been blown away by the fantastic response to our Enlighten Up campaign. If you’ve been keeping up to date with the campaign you may have seen that we held a panel at the SNP Spring Conference, hosted by Tommy Shepherd MP. You can now listen to the panel on our brand new podcast, either download from iTunes or listen directly here.
So far our petition has over 700 signatures, but there’s still so much more to be done. If you’ve already signed, please make sure you keep sharing far and wide. To help you spread the word we’ve put together this campaign toolkit, with sample tweets and Facebook posts. Feel free to use as many as you like, just copy and paste as is, or rewrite them if you prefer.
I want to see a modern and progressive approach to education in Scotland. That’s why I support #EnlightenUp http://www.enlightenup.scot
Unelected religious reps hold the balance of power in 19 out of 32 council educational committees #EnlightenUp http://www.enlightenup.scot
I don’t want unelected religious reps to have power to rule on inclusive education That’s why I support #EnlightenUp http://www.enlightenup.scot
Currently all Scottish councils are required to appoint three religious representatives to their education committees. These religious representatives are unelected and unaccountable. I believe that all members of local education committees should be accountable to their communities through the ballot box, that’s why I’ve signed the #EnlightenUp petition by Humanist Society Scotland to bring an end to unelected religious reps. Visit /www.enlightenup.scot to get involved too.
Unelected religious representative are making decisions on education in communities across Scotland. All Scottish councils are required to appoint three religious reps. to their education committees. They hold the same voting rights as elected members, but are completely unaccountable to the people they represent. This is undemocratic, which is why I’ve signed the #EnlightenUp petition by Humanist Society Scotland. Get involved at www.enlightenup.scot
Unelected religious representatives hold the balance of power on 19 out of 32 education committees across Scotland. I think this is undemocratic. That’s why I’ve signed the #EnlightenUp petition by Humanist Society Scotland. We need education reform in Scotland, sign the petition at www.enlightenup.scot