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How can I play my part in Scotland’s Future?

The Independence Referendum is less than 6 months away and Yes campaign is building its momentum.Every day we hear more and more people are joining Yes.

All of us have commitments, some have more than others, for example myself, I have a young family, fulltime job and also I help my family at the weekends.Not only that I am Yes Ambassador and Secretary for local Community Council and also Members of few community groups but I still manage to take time out.

I am out 3 days a week with my team leafleting and canvassing.People say to me how I manage all this, my answer is I am very passionate about Scottish Independence and September the 18th is always on my mind.  I don’t want to wake up on September the 19th 2014 and say I wish I had done more.So I am giving my best shot now, our future is in our hands.

I tweeted last night #YesFlash Become a ‘Yes’ Ambassador and equip yourself with the knowledge you need yesscotland.net/join-in/become-an-ambassador and this morning I got up and saw a reply from someone on my twitter saying that “This is great idea.Hope thousands take it up Far
too old myself but do what I can Vote Yes”.

Friends everyone can play their part, regardless your age, the amount of time you can have or commitments you have, all you have to do is decide that you are going to play your part in Scotland’s Future.It’s not about our future, it’s the future of our coming generations.

Let’s play our part for the sake of our coming generations.It’s NOW or NEVER.

Here is what one can do:

Deliver leaflets

You can do this by contacting your local Yes Ambassador.If you don’t know who your Yes Ambassador is contact Yes Scotland on Tel 0141 221 4767 or email them at Email: info@yesscotland.net and they will give you the details of your local Yes Ambassador.

There are set dates in each area for delivering leaflets or you can deliver in your own time.

Canvassing

Again you can do this by contacting your local Yes Ambassador.You can do this as a part of the team or on your own in your area in your own time.If you have not done he canvassing before, then your local Yes Ambassador or Yes Scotland are happy to provide the training.

Data Entry

You can enter canvassing data in Yesmo.You can get the canvass sheets from your local Yes Ambassador and start entering the data into Yesmo database.Yes Scotland will give you training on how to enter data in Yesmo.

Fold Leaflets/Newspapers

If you are unable to come out for some reason and still would like to help, you can help by folding leaflets/newspapers for leaflet/newspaper runs.

Campaign on Social Media

Social Media is very powerful and you can reach 1000s of people within minutes.You can promote Scottish Independence on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and many other sites).You can also visit the YesScotland.net website and share the articles from there.

Telephone Canvassing

You can use Yesmo for telephone canvassing.You can contact people from the comfort of your own home and play your part.

Train & Bus Stations

You can distribute leaflets on train and bus stations.Contact your local Ambassador and he/she will provide you the material to distribute at the train or bus stations.

Talk to people

Talk to people in your social circle, family and, friends ask them about their thoughts on Scotland’s Future and order information from Yes Scotland or Scottish Government and pass on to them.

Make a donation

And finally if you can’t do any of the above and if you can afford then please do donate money for Yes Campaign.

Please make a donation today.

Here is what your donation can pay for:

£35 Funds a street stall for a day

£55 Pays for volunteers to leaflet their neighbourhood

£110 Organises a public meeting for undecideds

£250 Buys Yes Scotland advertising – in newspapers and online

£500 Gives Yes Scotland another billboard poster

To donate visit: http://www.yesscotland.net/donate

 Please note every penny counts.

Remember: Scotland future is in Scotland hands

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Canvassing dates

main1Anniesland, Saturday 29th March 2014, 1-3pm
Maryhill and Springburn, Sunday 20th April, 1-3pm
Pollok, Sunday 27 April 2014, 1-3pm
Kelvin, Sunday 11th May 2014, 1-3pm

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Happy New Year from SAFI

We are the authors of our destinies and each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all those things that matter to us; love, laughter, prosperity and most importantly a great future full of promise.

For me this means a Yes vote in the Referendum where an Independent Scotland will emerge to brighten our future. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Abdul Majid
Convener
Scots Asians for Independence (SAFI)

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Happy New Year

Let me wish you a very Happy New Year, may you get succeed in the year 2014 and achieve all your goals you have set.  New year 2014 is about to come and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you whole heartedly for all your support in 2013.  I hope you will continue to support in me in 2014 too.  The year 2014 is very crucial year for us who believe Scotland deserves better and prosperous future.  I pray 2014 bring you success at every step and may you all have a good Hogmanay, and may 2014 find you peace and prosperity.

Happy New Year

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Congratulations to Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh

On behalf of Scots Asians for Independence many congratulations to Glasgow lawyer Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, 43, is awarded an OBE for services to business and to Scotland’s Asian community.

She is SNP campaigner and activist, she has been working hard to encourage people to listen to independence message in Glasgow.  She is one of of the top 3 SNP candidates for European Parliament.  She will be voice of the Women and also voice of the community in the European Parliament.  Wish her many more successes in 2014 and there after.

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Scots Asians for Independence for YES Launch Leafleting

We will be out leafleting in the following areas, please do come along and help us.

Date: Monday, September 16, 2013
Venue: Pollokshields Church of Scotland
Time: 6.00 PM

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Venue: Crossmyloof Train Station
Time: 6.00 PM

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Venue: Cessnock Underground
Time: 6.00 PM

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Venue: Victoria Road/Alison Street Corner
Time: 6.00 PM

Date: Friday, September 20, 2013
Venue: Shawlands (Outside The Granary Pub)
Time: 6.00 PM

For further info please do get in touch with me on 07412 469 957.

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Q: What about immigration in an independent Scotland?

Q: What about immigration in an independent Scotland?Passport-control-sign-010

A: At the outset, the immigration system would be similar to what exists now, and it would then of course depend on who was elected as the Scottish Government as to what changes would be introduced.

However, we can expect this Scottish Government to propose an immigration system that best suits Scotland’s particular circumstances and needs.

Yes Scotland believes that UK immigration policy is not appropriate for Scotland. For example, our Universities are critical of restrictions on student visas which are harming their ability to recruit and retain the brightest students and academics from around the world.

Attracting younger workers is also part of the current Scottish Government’s policy for tackling demographic change and an ageing population.

Similarly, the Scottish Parliament has regularly been critical of UK policies on asylum such as detention and ‘dawn raids’ but without powers over immigration and asylum, cannot put an alternative system in place.

There will not be border controls between Scotland and the rest of the UK or Ireland – these countries already operate a common travel area.

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Other controls will operate as they do now, but future immigration policy would be decided in Scotland, subject to respect for EU rules on free movement, which as EU citizens the people of Scotland would also be able to benefit from.

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