Petition update

2,000 and counting!

Joanne Allman
Formby, ENG, United Kingdom

Mar 22, 2015 — Our online petition has now attracted over 2,000 signatures! ...and what is more, nearly 1,000 people have signed the paper version. We have smashed our previous target of 2,750, which is a truly amazing achievement. Thank you to all who have signed, and a special thank you to all who have encouraged others to sign.

Only today, two people who are not parents or relatives of children with SEN gave up their Saturday afternoon to man a stall in Crosby, gathering 300 signatures for our petition. Why? Because they are both outraged by the injustice of the Council's proposed changes, which target the most vulnerable members of our community, disabled young people and their families.

The comments beneath this petition prove that this outrage, this anger, is shared by many other decent people in Sefton. How many more would feel the same way if only we could reach them? The best way of forcing the Council to withdraw these proposals is by bringing them to the attention of the entire Sefton community, and allowing them to be judged in the court of public opinion. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

There is just over a week to go before the closing date for the Council's public consultation. Let's make the most of these few remaining days to ensure that as many Sefton residents as possible are aware of these iniquitous proposals, and have the opportunity to reject them by signing our petition.

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