Pensioners for Independence is a group of Pension age Scots, helping other pensioners, or those approaching pension age, to be informed about Scottish Independence.
By "Scots" we define this as anyone who does us the honour of choosing to live in Scotland, contributing to our society and our national culture.
This should be the aim of any information campaign targeting older Voters, to encourage them to seek direct written answers from government departments, pension providers and other organisation at a personal level. Similarly, we should encourage inviting speakers from government Department and companies to present these facts at public meeting targeting the elderly.
Although there may be reticence on this. A DWP official explaining pension entitlement to a meeting or as has happened, on BBC Good Morning Scotland, is no more controversial than a policemen explaining the law regard riding a bicycle, or parking near a school, to the public and council members at a local Community Council meeting. So these invitations should be sent out.
Our organisation will simply seek to promote and provide resources for these aims in the event of a new Scottish independence referendum. Contact us for information, or to help.
Being a non-profit voluntary organisation allows us to dedicate resources to activities.
.. Pensioners for Independence will be holding their first national conference next Saturday 25th November 2017 at Broughton High School, north Edinburgh.
Doors open at 9.30 am, the day begins at 10am and will last until about 4.30 pm.
We have a full agenda including Dr Craig Dalzell, Common Weal; Maggie Chapman, Scottish Green Party; George Kerevan, SNP; Christine Grahame, MSP, SNP; Dr Iain Black, Hariot Watt University; Natalie Reid, Scottish Socialist Party, Robin McAlpine, Common Weal and performances by students of The City of Edinburgh Music School.
All welcome. Tickets £6 from Eventbrite or at the door.
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Giving everyone the support they need to get on, while protecting the most vulnerable in society and tackling poverty, is crucial to delivering a fairer society.
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