YOUR continuing support in calling for a Cumulative Impact Assessment regarding changes to benefits and services
Thank you to all our supporters. It feels like such a long time ago now that the petition finished, but it is only three weeks. In that time you haven’t heard much from us, but believe me, we’ve been busy.
We may not have reached the magic 100,000 signatures needed to trigger a potential debate – but that’s just a number.
When did a little thing like that stop us?
We have written to Liam Byrne and Ed Miliband (see copy here), asking that they request a debate in parliament regarding a Cumulative Impact Assessment. This is within their powers and we hope they act promptly.
Please can you e-mail Liam and tell him how much this means to you and how strongly you feel about this. ( email@example.com )
It would also help if you could write to your own MP. (To find your MP insert your postcode here)
Tell them that you want a debate, put the pressure on them to secure a date. And at the same time, raise their awareness of what these changes mean for us. When it gets to a debate, we’ll need to make sure all MPs know the true impact for their constituents. Let’s face it, their surgeries are going to be filled with people once the full effect of these changes hit.
We know that. Let’s make sure they do.
It may be that you fear losing Housing benefit or Disability Living Allowance.
It could be that you worry about losing services from social care, or that you have lost a valued member of staff in the NHS changes.
You might be in the middle of an appeal for Employment Support Allowance or have just received a dreaded brown envelope.
Whatever it is, tell them in your own words. It doesn’t have to be long, but the passion and truth of your real story could make a difference for all of us.
Please do it today
We have such a wide range of people supporting us now that we really hope with your help that Liam will give us this debate.
So please, let us know which MP you contact, several ways to do this listed below. Send us all the feedback you get from your MP so that they can be involved when the debate happens.
Add to pp facebook page here. www.facebook.com/patsepetition
Email info to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tweet to @patspetition , also use hashtag #patspetition
Add in comments below
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