Save Our Forests
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17-02-11, 04:52 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Just to let you know we won.
Just received this email.
We've saved our forests! The government has just announced that they're going to scrap the forest sell-off. Together we convinced the government that our forests should be protected for future generations, not sold to the highest bidder.
This is our people-powered victory. Next time someone tries to tell any of us that signing petitions or emailing our MPs doesn’t work, we’ll know exactly what to say: “People power does work. Just look at the Save Our Forests campaign”.
This is what people power looks like. It means there are over half a million of us feeling very proud of what we've achieved together today. If you know someone who thinks writing to MPs or signing a petition is a waste of time, maybe you should forward them this email.
The Independent are saying Cameron changed his mind because of the "furious backlash that has hit the Government" - that’s us. Sky News agree, saying "This is a great example of people power" and “the news comes after hundreds of thousands of people united against the plans”.
Back in October, 38 Degrees members voted to start this campaign. Then we told our friends, chipped in for a people-powered opinion poll and national newspaper ads. We didn't do this on our own. Local groups rallied alongside national organisations like the National Trust, Friends of the Earth, and Greenpeace to show the government that we didn't want our forests to be sold off. Together we convinced them that the public wanted our forests protected for future generations. 
We need to keep an eye on what happens next, but we've shown that if forests are under threat people power can come to the rescue. Right now let's celebrate that we forced the government to back down from their plans to sell up to 100% of our woodlands!
Hundreds of 38 Degrees members are celebrating now on our Facebook page and the website. You can click here to join in:
Thanks for getting involved,
David, Hannah, Johnny and the 38 Degrees team
Thanks for all your support.
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