Dec 172018

[Reproduced from the WOW! Website]

WOWcampaign/Petition, with the support of MPs Debbie Abrahams and Kate Green, has again secured a debate in the House of Commons through the Back Bench Business Committee;  to discuss the  urgent need for a cumulative impact assessment  of all cuts to disability support.

The debate will take place on 19th December 2018 in the afternoon after PMQ

Some of you may say we’ve been here before but every time this Government has been told that their policies disproportionately target cuts at disabled people they just sneer back at us “Fake News, you can’t prove it”.
Now is the time to make them prove that what they are saying is right and what we are saying is wrong.
If they can.

How can you help and get involved?

Not everyone can travel to London and attend the debate but you can still make a difference from the comfort of your own home.

What you can do before the debate

  • You can still write to your MP asking them to attend the debate
  • We have produced a document with the ‘voices’ that people have been sending us in the past few months. This document will be given to MPs and the media before the debate. You can still send us your voices here
  • We are also looking for social media volunteers from now until the debate, we just need people to help us promote this on Twitter and Facebook
  • You can share this post on social media as much as you can, you can also add a Twibbon to your social media profile.
  • You can also inform individuals and organisations that have been opposing cuts and welfare reforms

What you can do to support the debate on 19/12

If you are in London, you can join the protest to support WOW debate on cumulative impact of the cuts on disabled people 12.15-1.15pm Old Palace Yard Westminster London SW1P 3JY (Westminster Underground Jubilee Line accessible from train to street level. Buses 3,11,157,136 all stop near parliament).From 1pm to 4pm on 19th December, use the #WOWDebate hashtag on Twitter to explain how cuts have affected you and your family. Feel free to use your creativity, post videos, poems, art, remember we want to be heard and seen on the day and make people know how austerity and cuts have affected disabled people, carers and their families.

You could also print one of these signs, or make your own,  take a picture of yourself or your family, friends or colleagues with it and post in on social media with the hashtag #WOWDebate

Thank you for your help and support


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