7 reasons to demonstrate on 20 June

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Assemble 12pm, Sat 20 June, Bank of England (more details to follow)

Reason 1 - The government plans £12 billion in welfare cuts targeting the poorest in society.

Take Action:
Organise a coach or transport to come to the demo on Saturday 20 June or join one already organised. Call the office for advise (hundreds of transport details are yet to be added to our list - please send us in the details asap so we can update). Contact details below.

Reason 2 - The new Tory disabilities minister opposed protecting benefits for disabled children and cancer patients

Take Action:
Organise a People's Assembly meeting in your area to help build the national demonstration & organise activity locally. Contact the office and we'll send a speaker.

Reason 3 - Michael Gove has been appointed justice secretary. In 1999, when he worked for the Times, he called for hanging to be brought back as a punishment. He's also attempting to scrap the Human Rights Act.

Take Action:
Invite all your friends to the demonstration event page on facebook – over 53,000 people have already pledged to attend.

Reason 4 - Cameron is announcing new plans to target 'extremists' giving the government powers to target anyone they think is undermining 'democracy'. This policy will be used to attack the Muslim community, and how long will it be before anti-austerity protesters get targeted too?

Take Action:
Set up leafleting or a stall on the weekends running up to the demo on your high street. Local People's Assembly groups will be organising these across the country. If you can help let us know and we'll put you in touch with people in your area. Order publicity here

Reason 5 - The new equalities secretary voted against gay marriage

Take Action:
Put up a poster advertising the demo in your window & put stickers in prominent places. Let make sure people can't go anywhere without seeing the demonstration publicity! Order publicity here

Reason 6 - The new business secretary wants to make it harder for trade unions to take strike action.

Take Action:
Are you in a trade union? Get your branch to pass this motion of support and ask the union to send details to all members. Trade Unions are organising blocs for their members to march together on the day.

Reason 7 - The government plans to end social housing as we know it.

Take Action:
Volunteer! We need hundreds of people to help out in the next few weeks. If you can spare a few hours to help out in the office please get in touch.

Urgent appeal
This demonstration is more important than ever. It needs to be massive. We urgently need to raise funds to make sure we can reach as many people as possible.

We have launched an urgent appeal to all our supporters to make a donation. The more money we raise, the more coaches we can put on, meetings we can organise, leaflets we can print, and more people we can put on the streets.

No amount is too big or too small! Click here to donate

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Contact us:
The People's Assembly
office@thepeoplesassembly.org.uk | 020 8525 6988
(please leave a message if you can't get through - we're getting hundreds of calls at the moment!) 

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  • commented 2015-05-19 17:11:05 +0100
    All the reasons required to get on the march against Cameron and Co.with those needing to go to the food banks going over a million 20,000 cancelled NHS operations and housing crisis beyond belief.
  • commented 2015-05-18 12:17:48 +0100
    You may have noted from the media, or social media, that on Friday 15th May, the STUC announced that it would be throwing its weight behind, and effectively becoming the key organiser of, a rally in George Square on Saturday 20th June 2015 against austerity.
    The event, now entitled, “Scotland United Against Austerity”, will take place on the same day as a number of rallies throughout the UK, organised by the People’s Assembly. A particularly large event is anticipated in London. The event in Glasgow will take the form of a rally and will be taken forward in co-operation with the People’s Assembly in Scotland and the main organisations involved in that coalition. The event explicitly aims to involve a range of organisations opposed to austerity, including those who took positions for Yes and No during the recent referendum. A meeting was held with the People’s Assembly Scotland on Saturday morning and they are supportive of the strategy outlined. Equally, discussions will be taken forward with a range of other civil and campaigning organisations in the days to come.
    This decision to hold the rally was taken quickly in the context of fast moving events towards the end of last week. The secretariat was able to confer with a number of, but not all, affiliates in coming to this decision. It was felt that the trade union movement in Scotland was best placed to take a leadership role in the anti-Tory, anti-austerity consensus and swift action was required to ensure that this was the case.
    The main focus of the rally will, of course, be to unite opposition to austerity and provide a show of strength in opposition to the Tory Government. You will also have noted the immediate announcement by David Cameron of proposed legislation to further attack trade union freedom. Therefore, it has been agreed that trade union freedom and the need to join a union and get active as clear statement of opposition to austerity will be a key message for the event.
    As of Saturday morning a Facebook event has been running (https://www.facebook.com/events/1432486387055800/), over 2000 people responded in the first 24 hours to indicate attendance. We expect the outline details of the event to go live on our websites in the next 24 hours. Further updates will be provided in due course.
    Clearly, it is of immense importance that the plurality of the anti-austerity consensus in Scotland is represented on 20th June. An organised trade union presence and trade union banners are particularly important. I would, therefore, be grateful if you would communicate the details of this event through your networks, on websites and through social media.
    Best wishes.
    Yours sincerely
    Grahame Smith
    General Secretary STUC
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-05-14 15:43:54 +0100
    Reason 1 - The government plans £12 billion in welfare cuts targeting the poorest in society.
  • @ilona_57 tweeted link to this page. 2015-05-14 15:43:51 +0100
    Reason 1 - The government plans £12 billion in welfare cuts targeting the poorest in society. http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/7_reasons_to_demonstrate_on_20_june?recruiter_id=115602

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