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Rally to Put Poverty on Election Agenda

Tuesday May 28 2024


Church poverty campaigners are to hold an online rally on Thursday in an attempt to put poverty on the agenda at the forthcoming General Election.

The rally will be discussing how to challenge all political parties to make tackling poverty a priority before the July 4 election.

It will be hosted by Let’s End Poverty, a coalition of mostly faith-based anti-poverty groups including Church Action on Poverty, Christians Against Poverty, the Joint Public Issues Team and the Trussell Trust, along with both national and local churches from several denominations.

They are asking supporters to challenge candidates standing in their area, either by email, speaking at a hustings event or challenging campaigners on the doorstep, to commit to urgent action on poverty in the UK, and to developing a co-ordinated long-term plan in collaboration with people with direct experience of poverty.

You can register for the online rally, which starts at 7pm on Thursday May 30, at https://letsendpoverty.co.uk/election/ 


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