Seven things you can do now for an independent Scotland
There are some things you can do right now to help Scotland become independent in 2014.
The most important thing you can do now is to persuade one other person to say "Yes". Our key message is simple:
"It is fundamentally better for all of us if decisions about Scotland’s future are taken by the people who care most about Scotland - that is by the people of Scotland."
(We have lots of information about an independent Scotland in our Answers section.)2. Sign up
If you agree with our key message, then please sign the Yes Declaration. This is important as it helps demonstrate how many people want our country to make its own decisions.3. Volunteer
If you have signed the declaration and want to take an active part in the campaign, why not sign up to be a volunteer? This will help us gather together the grassroots campaigners who will help us win. The referendum may be two years away but we have to get organised now.4. Events
Volunteers are already setting up events across the country. You can find one near you in our Events section.
You can also create your own event and publicise it on the site. This is the best way we can ensure that all those who support an independent Scotland get a chance to get involved.
There are are also groups you can join based on shared interests. The ones we have launched already include:
6. Get local
Local campaigning is vital to our success in the referendum. In some areas, volunteers have already organised meetings to discuss how they can set up local campaigns that work for their community. These meetings are your chance to have your say in how we can build momentum for a Yes vote where you live. (That won't be decided by Yes Scotland, it'll be decided locally by you.)
7. OnlineThe internet is a fantastic way for Yes Scotland to get our message across - and for us to reach out to those who do not yet agree with us.
If you're on Facebook, please "like" our Facebook page. But don't just "like" the homepage, like individual pages you find interesting. As well as "liking" a page, it's even more useful to us if you "share" the link and write a little bit about why you like it. And if you know someone who might be interested in what we have to say please try to persuade them to "like" our Facebook page too.Twitter
If you're a Twitter user, please follow us. We're @YesScotland. Also, please retweet anything of ours you think is interesting.Google+
If you have a blog, do link to any Yes Scotland pages, pictures, pieces or videos you think might be interest to your readers.Guidelines
We are the positive campaign and, in that spirit, have published some online discussion guidelines we'd like our supporters to follow. (They can be summed up as "be nice"...)
… and a big thank you
We really appreciate your help in making the Yes campaign a success. Without your support, we can achieve nothing. With your help, we will all create an independent Scotland.
The story of a cancer sufferer opting for life-prolonging treatment so that she can live long enough to vote Yes in next year’s referendum is told today in the Scottish Sun newspaper.
Since the launch of the Yes Scotland campaign last year, I have travelled the length and breadth of the country, from Stornoway to Stranraer, from Dunoon to Dundee. During the course of my travels, I have spoken to thousands of people at a variety of venues, including town halls, schools, community centres and miners’ welfare clubs.
by Angus Millar - The views in this article are those of the guest author and do not necessarily represent the views of Yes Scotland.
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