A word from Chloe Massey, a beautiful actor who I work with, about the upcoming Equity Elections. You may recognise her voice from National Geographic, Channel 4 and narrating over 40 audio books. I think she's great and respect her words enough to take action myself. Will you too? Steph x
Hello beautiful actors,
As you probably know, the Equity elections are coming up soon, and I want to really encourage you to vote. There's never been a more essential time to be part of a strong union, especially in the arts, with Tories cutting our funding, low pay, and the ongoing effects of the pandemic, amongst a million other things.
The more of us who vote, the stronger we are. When making demands of the government and negotiating with employers to improve working conditions and pay, Equity will be asked what percentage of their members voted in their latest elections. The lower that percentage, the less seriously the government or employers will take us.
In the last Equity elections, there was just 9% turnout.
And if you're wondering who to vote for, here's a list of incredible left-wing/progressive candidates:
You'll have received your ballot in the post. If not, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a new one. Return your ballot using the freepost envelope you've been given by Thursday 5th July (as ballots must be received by 12pm on 8th July). You can't vote online as unfortunately this election has to be postal by law.
Any questions, feel free to drop me a line!
With love and solidarity,
Socialist, Actor, Voice Artist