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25.03.20

Solidarity - All Of Us First Scotland

All of Us vs The Virus 

We are living in a time of being tested and restricted. And yet, no matter how small our efforts may be, nothing is wasted, everyone and everything matters more than ever, and positivity becomes necessarily infectious too. Common Weal will be using this page as platform to share acts of kindness and solidarity in the community across Scotland. This will include information on what’s happening around Scotland during this time to support our community, whether that's information on local veg deliveries or community organisation.

This current pandemic exposes the kind of economy, social and democratic failures that Common Weal policies are designed to fix. We are developing a Common Weal solution to survive this crisis – and then rebuild again afterwards.

To find out more about the collective action and campaigning Common Weal will be doing to tackle challenges that will arise throughout the pandemic read our Director Robin McAlpine's article on how Scotland can survive this virus and our Campaign Officer Jonathon Shafi's article outlining the scale of the challenge ahead of us and how Common Weal plans to face it.

We can’t meet up just now but we can use our social media posts to start conversations about hope, change and repair, maximising the positive capital people create together. So please send us stories (news, images, crowdfunders) you come across of collective action and communities supporting each other - so we can all read some good news and give these stories the platform they need - by emailing us at solidarity@common.scot.

Read writer and campaigner Heather Pearson's blog for Common Weal here, sharing her story of maintaining an All Of Us First state of mind, in Coronavirus lockdown and beyond. 

Crowdfunders to support

A local pasta place ‘Piatto’ has started a pay it forward scheme to provide free meals for NHS staff. This was originally done in store when people bought a meal but has since moved onto a crowdfunder.

ttps://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/piattoglasgow-payitforward?utm_term=dYWma6B42

Milk cafe which is a social enterprise for refugee women and the wider Govanhill community has launched a crowdfunder you can support.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B92GhE-Feyk/?igshid=hvd9xlg5r5lc