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2022 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Saturday 21st May 2022
11am - 4pm

Venue: online via Zoom

In these difficult times, the need for a strong and active pacifist movement is greater than ever.

We invite you to join other members of the Peace Pledge Union online via Zoom, on Saturday 21st May, to hear more about our work over the past year – and to help us shape what comes next.

While we had hoped to return to meeting in person this year, we recognise that Covid-19 remains a huge issue and that attending online will be more accessible for most people. 

On 21st May, we will report back on the progress we have made since our last AGM, announce who has been elected to PPU Council, debate any motions that are proposed and receive the annual report and accounts. We will also invite you to join us in discussion as we explore plans for our four campaign areas in the year ahead:

  • Everyday militarism
  • Remembrance and white poppies
  • Peacebuilding and nonviolence
  • Military spending and recruitment

There are many ways to get involved with the PPU as a local activist, a member of a working group, a Council member, a white poppy packer... the PPU is currently run by a very small number of staff and volunteers, and we warmly welcome others who have time to offer!

Book your place at the AGM now

Book your place by email to mail@ppu.org.uk - please include your name, address and any access requirements you may have. Alternatively, please call 020 7424 9444.

We ask you to try to book in good time so that the joining information can be sent to you. Bookings to attend must be received by 5pm on Friday 20th May please. Thank you.

The AGM is an event for PPU members. If you would like to join, you can do so here.

Elections to the Peace Pledge Union Council

  • Would you like to be part of determining the PPU's policies, strategy & direction?
  • Are you a PPU member? 
  • Have you been a member for at least a year?

If the answer to all these questions is yes, then we welcome you to stand for election to PPU Council. You must submit your nomination by Monday 11th April 2022.

The ballot will be held by post once this deadline has passed and the result announced at our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 21st May.

Who is on PPU Council and what does it do?

PPU Council consists of the Chair, Treasurer and up to seven other members. It is elected annually by PPU members. People who were on Council last year can stand again, as can anyone who has been a PPU member for a year or more (if you have been a member for less than a year, you are still welcome to vote in the election, but cannot stand or nominate).

PPU Council determines the policy, strategy and direction of the PPU between AGMs, and is responsible for general oversight of the PPU staff and finances. The Council usually meets four times per year, either online or in London (travel expenses are paid and remote attendance is also possible) and there are sometimes extra meetings to address particular issues. Council members also tend to be involved in other ways, such as by sitting on working groups.

Read more here: www.ppu.org.uk/council-members-and-staff 

How do I stand for election?

You can nominate yourself to stand for election to Council, but if you want to stand for Chair or Treasurer you will need another nominator as well as yourself.

To nominate yourself or someone else, please email election@ppu.org.uk by Monday 11th April 2022. If nominating yourself, please include a statement of up to 200 words to be circulated to members with their ballot papers. Alternatively, nominations and statements can be posted to the Returning Officer, Peace Pledge Union, 1 Peace Passage, London N7 0BT, to arrive by Monday 11th April 2022.

What will happen next?

After Monday 11th April, our Returning Officer, John Morris, will inform the PPU staff of the details of nominations received. Ballot papers will be sent out to members, to be returned by a set date.

A hustings event for members will be arranged and all candidates invited to participate.

The ballot papers will be counted by the Returning Officer before the AGM on Saturday 21st May and the results will be announced at the AGM, after which those elected will take office.

Motions for discussion at the AGM 

Motions for debate at the AGM may be submitted by any two members of the PPU, provided they have been members for at least twelve months.

Please submit any motions, with details of the two members who are proposing them, by email to election@ppu.org.uk or by post to PPU, 1 Peace Passage, Brecknock Road, London N7 0BT to arrive by Monday 11th April 2022

For guidance on submitting motions, please visit email mail@ppu.org.uk or call 020 7424 9444.

Any questions?

If you have questions about the election process, please contact the PPU Returning Officer, John Morris, at election@ppu.org.uk

If you have questions about the PPU more generally, about sitting on PPU Council, about membership or volunteering or other matters, please contact us at mail@ppu.org.uk or on 020 7424 9444.