Petition update

Update on our campaign

Gill Thompson
Stevenage, United Kingdom

Mar 15, 2016 — On Wednesday 10th March Maggie Zolobuaijluk and I delivering a second petition to the DWP.

The petition was signed by 31,000 people, which called for the recommendations made by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee, which would prevent claimants being left penniless when sanctions were challenged.

It was a really emotional day with such wonderful support.
We marched to DWP Headquarters, Caxton House with a quilted banner with the names of people believed to have died while on sanctions that we know of.

This is The Mirror's coverage of the events
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sister-ex-soldier-who-died-7527564 -

We would like to thank all of you who could make it on a very wet day including Debbie Abrahams MP Shadow Disability Minister.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uZqgha4jlU

Some related links :

http://www.camdennewjournal.com/IDS-sanctions

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/iain-duncan-smith-reported-to-statistics-watchdog-over-claim-that-75-of-jobseekers-say-benefit-a6927426.html

Also as you may be aware I have decided to push forward in the effort to secure an Inquest into the circumstances leading to my brother David's death through legal recourse.

We are keen to secure a full public investigation into the sanctions on my brother in order to ensure a fairer system in the way the government treats vulnerable benefits claimants in the future.

If you would like to donate to this cause I would be immensely grateful and the link is at:
www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/david-clapson/

Thank you so much for your continued support - together we will make change to stop the suffering.

Thank you once again

Gill


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