“Let ‘em have it” – Day of E-Action

March 15, 2011

Arms dealing scumbags Lockheed Martin are in charge of our 2011 Census. They’re set to receive £100 million of the half billion overall costs charged to the UK taxpayer – how many libraries/schools/hospitals/sure-start-centres could you keep open with that tidy little sum?

This Friday Count Me Out have organised a ‘Let ’em have it’ day of e-action. The general plan is this…

On Friday 18 March, just over a week before ‘census day’, people across the country will be flooding Lockheed Martin UK’s email with information about their day. Starting at 9am with a “what I had for breakfast” email and finishing at 5pm, people will be regularly updating Lockheed Martin as part of a fun and creative day of action.

Take action in three easy steps:
1. Email Lockheed Martin UK

2. Help create a Twitter storm
3. Tell your friends and family

1. Email Lockheed Martin UK
Send your first email to Lockheed Martin via their Director of Communications chris.trippick@lmco.com. The idea is to send as many emails as possible from 9am-5pm. For example, you could email Lockheed each time you have something to eat, or have a drink of water.

E.g: Dear Lockheed Martin UK,

I have just eaten some toast and made a cup of tea. I only eat brown toast with the crusts and I take my tea with no milk, two sugars. I hope this helps with your collection of information for the 2011 census.

Emma

or perhaps:

Dear Lockheed Martin UK,

I have just had my second cigarette of the morning. I have been smoking since I was 17 but am currently trying to quit. I hope this helps with your collection of information for the 2011 census.

Ben

2. Help create a Twitter storm
Each time you send an email, tweet what you’ve said and help create a Twitter storm. People will be tweeting all day so don’t stop at just the one!

Don’t forget to include  @Lockheedmartin and #2011census and #countmeout.

E.g.   @Lockheed This morning I had two giant cups of tea with milk and no sugar #2011census #countmeout.

3. Tell your friends and spread the word
Send this action to all your friends and family. Keep on emailing throughout the day and tweet about what you’ve said.

Good luck!

 

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