The nomination period for the general secretary election in public sector union Unison opened on Wednesday of this week.
Activists have until 9 October to hold quorate union meetings to back John Burgess, currently Unison branch secretary in Barnet, north London.
Support from individual members and elected union officials is pouring in all the time. But that support needs to be turned into official nominations to make sure John is on the ballot paper.
Regional meetings are being set up to organise and plan his campaign.
For activists in London there was a meeting planned on Thursday of this week at 7pm at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas).