A LIGHT IN DARK PLACES
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Since the early 90s, the UK gutter press have been systematic in their “othering” of the EU, with one disgraceful goal: to make the good people of the UK believe that the EU is their enemy.
The forces hell-bent on destroying the UK (if not the entire Western World order), weaponised the undercurrent of Eurosceptism carefully nurtured by the aforementioned tabloids by swamping social media with memes, videos and misleading adverts.
This turned some grumbling discontent into a tsunami of hatred and spite towards the EU.
Anyone pointing out the pitfalls of leaving the biggest and most successful trade bloc in the world or questioning the wisdom of turning our 27 trading partners into our 27 closest trading rivals, was branded “Project Fear”.
We can march, we can set up street stalls, we can door-knock, we’ve got hundreds of thousands of activists, and that’s great. But it in the realm of social media, we’re still miles behind.
Or at least, we were.
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Pro-EU activists Graham Hughes (#3BlokesInAPub),
Mike Galsworthy (Scientists for EU),
JJ Patrick (Alternative War)
and Paul Somerville (Regional Leader, OFOC) have come together in order to set up #ProjectHope
- To ensure that remaining part of the EU becomes synonymous with “#ProjectHope”
- To create curated Pro-EU content for all major social media platforms – memes, videos, gifs etc.
- To monitor and directly respond to threats and lies published by the other side
- To work with our grassroots teams to get our Pro-EU message out all over social media in the most cost-effective way possible
- To provide free social media resources for Pro-EU campaigners (such as “Brexplainer” videos)
- To engage younger voters and get them active in the campaign to remain!
ACE IN THE HOLE
The Leave campaigns have been all over the social media since 2015, with fake news farms and Twitter bots pumping out false narratives and anti-EU propaganda.
But we have something they do not: over a million active grassroots campaigners ready and willing to spread cool, funny, thought-provoking and positive Pro-EU content to every corner of the internet.
We don’t need to spend a fortune on Facebook advertising when we are getting 100k+ shares. We don’t have to advertise on YouTube when our videos are getting hundreds of thousands of views.
There are over 160 Pro-EU groups on Facebook alone. We need to be making the most of this fabulous resource.
WHO ARE WE?
Graham Hughes, Pro-EU Activist, host of #PUBCAST: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Hughes
Dr Mike Galsworthy, Pro-EU Activist, Scientists for EU & NHS Against Brexit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Galsworthy
OUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE PROJECT
We will be charged with getting #ProjectHope up and running and ensuring its continuation for a minimum of 6 months
HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE SPENT
We will be setting up a Content Creation and Comms Unit (CCCU) based in the North-East. The funds will cover wages, rent and expenses on a strictly not-for-profit basis.
FUND WITHDRAWAL PLAN
All money received from this GoFundMe campaign will be paid directly into the bank account of Eärendil’s Star Ltd (Company No 11816403), a not-for-profit limited company set up and run by Graham Hughes for the exclusive purpose of managing the funding of the CCCU.
We will post updates on here pertaining to the work we’re doing.