We are compiling electronic leaflets or “e-flets” on many of the big topics likely to arise in IndyRef2.
Vision: to maximise the support for an Independent Scotland.
Objectives: 1. to educate Yes and “soft” No supporters on important political issues. 2. To raise the level of debate above meaningless soundbites, by means of a formal written statement of a position or belief (apologia) which can be challenged or justified.
What is an E-flet? This is an E-flet. It is a brief (1 or 2 A4 pages of text, pictures and/or video) authoritative, easy-to-read summary of any relevant topic, which uses the power of hyperlinks to provide further reading, or to substantiate data or opinions.
Why would E-flets be useful?
- People are busy – this provides a quick way to understand a subject (a one-page summary)
- They would be written like a tabloid front page – the power is in the headline and first paragraph
- They can also be used to check facts or gain more details by clicking on hyperlinks
How would we use an E-flet?
- Publish on social media (Website, Facebook, Twitter, E-mail)
- Develop Infographics (memes) for maximum impact on social media
Or, remove hyperlinks and publish
- Comment or rebuttal letters in mainstream media
- hand-outs for street stalls
- leaflets for canvassing
Who are the audience for an E-flet?
- Personal family, friends, and colleagues
- Yes Edinburgh West
- Yes Edinburgh and Lothians
- Edinburgh Western SNP branch
- Nationally – National Yes Registry, CommonSpace, Bella Caledonia etc.
What are the priority topics for E-flets?
We’re tackling E-flets in order of our idea of priority – the current list is shown below, but others are in course of preparation. If you’d like to volunteer to write some more, act as a “specialist” resource in a particular area, and keep them up to date, that would be extremely helpful.