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Tell us – WOWvoices

Tell us how austerity is affecting you, Tell us how the hostile environment is affecting you. Tell us how welfare reform is affecting you. Tell us at  WOWvoices.UK  

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Francesca Martinez’s petition as mentioned on “The Wright Stuff” on the 7th December 2015

You can find Francesca’s petition here;

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How does the DWP ensure that concerns raised by coroners after inquests into the deaths of benefit claimants are not just put in a file and forgotten about? – It doesn’t and it wants them to be forgotten. In fact, it doesn’t want you to know about them in the first place!

The WOWpetition spoke at the 10,000 cuts and counting service of remembrance in Parliament Square on the 8th September 2013 as we truly believed the evidence strongly suggested disabled people were being targeted by the ConDem’s and this was a

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WOWpetition’s Press Release concerning the Governments official response to e-petition 106068

Tuesday 3rd November 2015 “The Government’s response to the WOWpetition can only be described as inadequate.” Since 2012 nearly 200,000 signatures have been collected by 3 e-petitions that challenge the Government to demonstrate a duty of care towards sick and

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The WOWcampaign today launches a new e-petition!

The WOWcampaign today launches a new e-petition to remind the Government that they have failed to honour the parliamentary motion in support of the WOWpetition. You can sign WOW Petition here!   Today the WOWcampaign launches a new petition on

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WOWCampaign’s response to this ConDem Government’s repeated statement that it is impossible to do a Cumulative Impact Assessment of the way the Welfare Reform Act affected Sick and Disabled people, despite evidence to the contrary.

WOWpetition secured a debate in the House of Commons on the 27th February at which here today, gone tomorrow Minister for Disabled People Mike Penning said, “the Institute for Fiscal Studies has also said that that could not be done

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What Human Rights do you think Disabled People should have?

There is currently an exercise going on by which the Government reports back to the UN on how well it has implemented the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). There are also “Shadow Reports” being compiled

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A New Deal for sick & disabled people based on their needs, abilities and ambitions

Guest post by EdwinMandella   The WOWpetition called for “A New Deal for sick & disabled people based on their needs, abilities and ambitions”. What exactly does that mean? To start off with it means different things to different people

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WOWpetition is Victorious but write to your MP and make it more Victorious.

  December 12th, 2013 was, for many of us, a small moment of celebration as the WOW Petition ended with over 104,000 signatures and triggered the eligibility for consideration by the Back Bench Business Committee (BBBC).    After a year

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WOW Petition Campaign Bonus Podcast! People’s Assembly Nottingham: Francesca Martinez, Owen Jones Bonus Podcast! People’s Assembly Nottingham with speakers Stewart Halforty, Tony Benn, Will Duckworth, Lindsey German, Francesca Martinez, Owen Jones.

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