Today, President Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, is expected to make another proposal for cuts to the seven-year EU budget and lifesaving development aid is on the chopping block.
As campaigners, we’re used to thinking creatively. In times of urgency, we pull out all the stops. That’s how we landed on our most recent member action: send a haiku to Herman Van Rompuy, asking him to protect EU Aid.
President Van Rompuy is a fan of poetry; in fact, he’s published a volume of his own haikus. A self-described “politician haiku-poet”, we’ve decided to send our critical message – protect the Commission’s proposal for Heading 4 and leave the EDF untouched – through poetry.
So please send your message to him on twitter at @euHvR
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