The Next Episode
What is Simple Politics?
We launched in 2015 with no audience and less credibility. The aim then, as it is now, was to help people have better conversations about politics. Better informed, more respectful, more tolerant. Since then we've gathered over 470,000 followers across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. From lockdown beginning on 23rd March to pubs reopening (in England) on Super Saturday, we reached 15 million accounts on Instagram and Facebook.
Why are you asking for money?
The whole point of what we do is that it's free to access. If we were to start charging, the people we are trying to reach simply wouldn't engage. The core of what we do is free and will always remain so.
That leaves us with a problem. We believe in the work we do. Hundreds of thousands of people value the work we do. We reach millions every month. And yet we're at breaking point. We need to find a sustainable income to continue.
So far we have cobbled together money from the shop, our work in schools and live performances. It's not enough. To survive we need regular donations.
Hang on, didn't you ask for money before?
Yes. At the end of last year, we asked for money to build a team to cover the election. You were very, very generous. Thanks to your help we reached over 3.5 million people on social media.
An election, however, is a one-off event. That money has gone. This is the next episode. The one in which, thanks to you, SP finds a secure foothold and looks to the future.