With immigration and asylum likely to be a hot topic this year, we’ve put together some useful statistics and 6 key facts on refugee issues to make sure you can tell the truth about asylum in the upcoming debate! On our website you’ll also find updated briefings on key advocacy goals like ending asylum destitution,defending access to healthcare and raising asylum support rates.
We’ve also put together a new briefing on Influencing Decision Makers to help you know how to effectively engage your representatives. This complements earlier briefings on Effective Campaigning and setting upLunchtime Campaign Groups. Check out the Resources section for more info.
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To date nearly 300 organisations have signed up to the Birmingham Declaration; a set of principles and asks to ensure the UK treats those who come to seek safety with dignity and respect. The Declaration it will be sent to the leaders of all the main political parties.
We are now looking for as many organisations as possible to endorse the declaration. Please ask any organisation / civic group you know to endorse it. This includes charities, faith groups, schools, Trade Unions, theatres, businesses, etc.
Anyone with the authority can sign up to the declaration on behalf of an organisation by sending an email to sanctuarysummit2014 at gmail.com with the following information: Continue reading “CAMPAIGN ACTION: Get your organisation to sign up to the Birmingham Declaration”
Successive governments have ignored and dismissed complaints of suffering in UK immigration lock-ups. This week, in Parliament and on national television, fresh evidence has been heard.