The Left Alliance grasping for media attention

For those that don’t know t yet: The Left Alliance is a student party which we started last spring and ran for seats in the student parlament. We are the smallest of all parties with our 9 MPs, but that does not hinder us in being the most active.
Now one branch of our strategy is to try to seek media attention around some of our main causes – and that can turn out quite funny as we only have one newspaper for the students at the university (well, plus a radio station).

This week we set a new record, as we managed to get in:

– an endorsement of two candidates for the board of the university (representing faculty), signed by me:

http://universitas.uio.no/?sak=46978

– two letters to the editor, each written by one of our MPs:

http://universitas.uio.no/?sak=46976

http://universitas.uio.no/?sak=46979

And two news stories about causes we are strongly involved in:

http://universitas.uio.no/?sak=46988

http://universitas.uio.no/?sak=46964

In addition we were mentioned briefly in at least two other pieces. And of cause they put me and Benjamin (another MP who is quite strongly involved) on the funny page:

http://universitas.uio.no/?sak=46959

Now if only we could change the world as well… 🙂

PS: it was brought to my attention that this might look as we’re not about anything but to get in the media. Well, yes it’s part of our strategy, but with a strategy you tend to want to achieve a goal – which in our case is not to get into the student newspaper but rather, boradly speaking, is about changing the world into a more progressive direction.

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