[access-uk] Re: Disabled People March against Government Cuts

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of jim o'brien
> Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 9:07 PM
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Disabled People March against Government Cuts
> 
> and what did the r.n.i.b do about the fact that 65 year old people will
> not
> get the rise in mobility allowance in april.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Derek Hornby" <Derek.hornby_uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 8:21 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Disabled People March against Government Cuts
> 
> 
> > For more information  please contact:
> > The RNIB Campaigns Team on 020 7391 2123
> > or visit RNIB's website www.rnib.org.uk
> > from  RNIB Campaigns Team
> >
> > Disabled People March against Government Cuts
> >
> >
> > Disabled People March against Government Cuts.  The Hardest Hit,
> > defending disabled people's futures
> >
> > You may have heard that RNIB, along with over 40 other organisations
> and
> > groups of disabled people are organising a March, a Lobby of
> Parliament
> > and a Rally on the 11th May to voice anger and concern at the cuts
> > threatening benefits, services, jobs and rights.  We are trying to
> > spread the message far and wide and apologise if you have already
> > received an email about this event.
> >
> > The March
> > Thousands of disabled people as well as family and friends will be
> > marching to express solidarity and anger at the cuts threatening our
> > benefits, services, jobs and rights. The march will take us past the
> > Houses of Parliament and we will make sure that MPs and Peers hear
> our
> > collective voice and understand our message.
> >
> > The Lobby
> > After the march many of us will be lobbying our MPs as the Welfare
> > Reform Bill reaches a critical stage in the House of Commons. We will
> be
> > sharing our stories, making sure that Parliamentarians understand the
> > combined impact of the cuts on our lives and futures. Crucially, we
> will
> > be challenging MPs to vote against policies that will push us further
> > into poverty and isolation.
> >
> > The Rally
> > On the afternoon of the march we will meet in Methodist Central Hall
> to
> > hear from disabled people about the deep unfairness of the cuts for
> > their lives and futures. We will also listen to politicians from the
> > main political parties to find out how they plan to uphold the
> rights,
> > equality and participation of disabled people as promised in the UN
> > Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
> >
> > Where and When
> > We will gather for the march from 11.30 on the Embankment by
> Horseguards
> > Avenue. It will start at 12.30 and take in Victoria Embankment,
> Bridge
> > Street, Parliament Square, Millbank and finish in Dean Stanley Street
> at
> > around 13.30. We expect the lobby to take place in Westminster Hall
> and
> > to run between 14.30 and 17.30. Everyone hoping to see their MP
> during
> > the afternoon is encouraged to write in advance to get an
> appointment.
> > You are more likely to get to see your MP if you do this.  The rally
> > will take place in Methodist Central Hall (close to the Houses of
> > Parliament) with speeches between 15.00 and 15.30.
> >
> > Unfortunately RNIB won't be able to financially support as many
> people
> > to come on the 11th May as we'd like or as we did for the DLA
> Lobbies.
> > We've already had a large number of calls and emails and at the
> moment
> > we are taking people's contact details to draw up a list of people
> who
> > are interested.   If you are interested in coming please contact the
> > Campaigns Hotline on 020 7391 2123 to find out more.  We are working
> > through the arrangements and will get back to people who have
> expressed
> > an interest by the 11th April if we can support them.  This will be
> on a
> > first come first served basis.
> >
> > If you are keen to come on the 11th and plan to make your own way to
> > London there will be support available on the day in the form of
> guides
> > and stewards.   You will also need to register to say that you are
> > coming.
> >
> > All organisations involved in the Hardest Hit March, Lobby of
> Parliament
> > and Rally are asking anyone interested in coming along to register
> via
> > the UK Disabled People's Council  website (www.ukdpc.net) or the
> DBC's
> > campaigns website www.hardesthit.org.uk)  This tells us that you are
> > planning to come, ensures that you receive updates on arrangements
> for
> > the day and that any support or access requirements that you have are
> > catered for.  This will be up and running from Weds 23rd March.
> >
> > For more information please contact the Campaigns Team on 020 7391
> 2123
> > or visit RNIB's website www.rnib.org.uk
> >
> > Best Wishes
> >
> > The Campaigns Team.
> >
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