I’m sure you won’t have missed Ed Miliband’s announcement today of plans to clamp down on payday lenders by introducing a levy on their profits.

The money raised will be used to help fuel the expansion of credit unions across the country, providing an affordable, community-driven alternative, rooted in co-operative and mutual principles.

Today’s announcement is a victory for us as a movement. It’s your hard work – activists up and down the country knocking on doors, community organisers working with organisations like Movement for Change, local councillors clamping down on predatory practices in their local area, and Parliamentarians like Stella Creasy and Kezia Dugdale championing the cause – that have made this happen.

We’ve got a long way to go before Ed’s plans become a reality, and the only sure-fire way of making sure it happens is to get a Labour/Co-operative government elected in 2015. Here are the four things you can do to make that happen:

Together, we have pushed this issue from the margins onto the front pages of the newspapers. Thank you.

But there’s more work to do. Even if you only have 30 seconds, click this link  to shout about our achievement to your friends on Twitter and encourage them to join us.