Friday, 12 February 2016

Take Back the City Our London: Making a People's Manifesto workshop Saturday 5th March 2pm-5pm @ Skylight Cafe, 66 Commercial St, London E1 6LT #olsx #occupy #democracy #city #reclaim #people #power

Take Back the City

Our London: Making a People's Manifesto workshop
Saturday 5th March 2pm-5pm
@ Skylight Cafe, 66 Commercial St, London E1 6LT
RSVP by Monday 29th February
Tea, coffee, snacks provided

Join us for an exciting, interactive, innovative afternoon workshop and help us to undertake an experiment in democracy as we bring together people from across London together to turn demands into policies. Whether you feel like you know little or lots about community and politics, we need you there to help shape the ideas which will influence the future of London!

Over the last 9 months Take Back the City has been running ‘People’s Manifesto’ workshops with people from more than 70 organisations and groups. From colleges, to refugee centre, staffrooms to women’s groups, as well as through more than 900 demands entered on our website, we have heard from Londoners what ideas and policies they want to see implemented in their city. Rent caps and social housing; a real London Living Wage for all Londoners; cheaper transport as well, more accessible green space and action on racism and other forms of discrimination have been some of the most popular ideas and demands that have come up.

With the May 2016 London elections fast approaching, now we need you to help Take Back the City to turn these ideas and demands into something more concrete- a People’s Manifesto that our candidates, including Amina Gichinga in the Ciy and East Constituency, will run on for the Greater London Assembly. That means we want you to come and vote, discuss and put ideas together- it doesn't mean long, boring lectures about policy!
There will also be the opportunity to introduce and vote on 'wild-card' demands - so that important issues like mental health services, childcare, specialist services for different communities, ESOL classes are given the chance to be policies in our manifesto. Come to find out what Take Back the City is up to and how you can be involved!

  We want lots of people to help us make this a truly exciting democratic event! 
If you want to come please make sure you have read and agree with our principles here and RSVP with your name and your borough (and a group/organisation if you're from one) to by Monday February 29th.
Do get in touch with any questions and queries :)

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