Dear friend, With Parliament now in recess for the rest of the summer, the Social Liberal Forum is gearing up for the conference season. We are also looking to growing our network, especially outside London. But to do that, we need your help. Would you like a speaker for your local party or student group? Would you like to know if there are any other social liberals living near you? Now is the ideal time to get involved. A Fresh Start – what do you think? The Lib Dems' pre-manifesto A Fresh Start for Britain: Choosing A Different, Better Future was published last week. Over on Lib Dem Voice, Social Liberal Forum Director Matthew Sowemimo offers his view. As this document will form the basis of the party's next general election manifesto, it is important that it is thorougly and widely debate. If you have a view, send it to [email protected] and we will consider publishing it. Building our network The Social Liberal Forum has set up a new social network to help us keep in touch, develop activities across the UK and open up the organisation. It is still in the early stages of development but you can help it grow. Please register on it and say hello. The new social network can be found at: http://socialliberal.ning.com/ Want a speaker? If your local party or student branch would like someone from the Social Liberal Forum to speak at one of your meetings this autumn, please email [email protected] and we will do our best to meet your request.