Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The Hardest Hit Protests - Saturday October 22nd 2011


Disabled people, those with long-term conditions and their families are being hit hard by cuts to the benefits and services they need to live their lives. The Hardest Hit campaign, organised jointly by the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) and the UK Disabled People’s Council, brings together individuals and organisations to send a clear message to the Government: stop these cuts. You can find our key messages in this document.  Key messages on the Hardest Hit

Take action this October

Following our protest in May, when an estimated 8,000 people marched on Parliament, further events are taking place across the UK this month. These events are designed to raise awareness amongst the general public, the media and politicians of our key messages.  Click here to find your nearest event. 
Regardless of whether or not you are able to attend one of the events taking place on October 22, 2011, there are still lots of ways you can get involved to support this campaign. We need your help to really make an impact. It won’t take much time out of your day, but it will make a massive difference to the success of our campaign.
You can:
1. Write to your MP and invite them to attend their local event. We want as many MPs to know what’s about the campaign as possible.
2. Lobby your MP in the week leading up to the event by attending a constituency surgery or writing to your MP, you can help make sure that they are aware of our campaign and the arguments against welfare reform.
3. Write to the editor of your local newspaper. By doing this, you are helping us advertise the events and making sure that as many people as possible know they are happening.
4. Send a Press Release to your local paper, not only will you be sharing your concerns about Government cuts but making sure that as many people as possible know the event is happening.
5. Be a case study. Your story is the most important. Tell decision makers and the media why you support this campaign and help us show the human face of welfare reform.

4 comments:

fourbanks said...

I think also that David Cameron and co will go down in political history as people who caused untold misery for many thousands along with the deaths and destruction of the sick and disabled

How much longer he can get away with it is unclear and i know he will fight us to the bitter end but we have to live in hope just as the people in Zimbabwe /Egypt/Tunisia/Yemen/Libya hope and pray for a better tomorrow

David Cameron i believe will go down in history as a leader of death and destruction i have no doubt. At this time of writing it is only small Scale the odd person dying and suffering here and their but if left unchecked will become more widespread at worse you'll be killed off with bureaucracy / loss of benefit from the DWP/ATOS whilst at best you'll end up like me imprisoned in your own home

Debbie Sayers said...

Have you considered having the able bodied protesters wear a T-shirt with the first name and diagnosis of a disabled person who is to unwell to attend, so they can represent a disabled persons voice, therefore giving a voice to the silent millions... just a thought... Dxxx

Jules Clarke said...
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fourbanks said...

And now that Muammar Gaddafi has beeen killed in Libya we must now move forward with renewed hope that we to can win out against the likes of David Cameron and co who have caused us and will cause us much hardship and suffering in the months and years to come

Hopefully we will be able to hold our heads up high like the Libyan people and rejoice and be free to live a life of some sort without the constant persecution of the DWP/ATOS towards the sick and disabled

At this time for the likes of me it feels like just a dream but seeing how happy the Libyan people are has made me cry but has also given me hope for us all to have a brighter future and to live in peace