Brexit is likely to dominate this election, but throughout this debate we cannot lose sight of the issues affecting people’s lives right now. Across the UK, too many people are struggling. Communities have been ravaged by a decade of austerity, shared community space has been lost and public services have been stretched to breaking point and beyond through years of cuts, privatisation and outsourcing.
Poverty and inequality are rising. In-work poverty has grown rapidly over the last decade. Foodbanks once a rarity are now commonplace and hunger is growing. It is a national scandal and a source of collective shame that 4.1 million children across the UK now live in poverty, and this will reach 5.2 million by 2024.
Going into the 2020s, we must take action. We must rebuild social justice, end austerity and renew our social fabric, breathing life back into our communities by investing in public services and rebuilding our economy. Everyone must have access to quality work, which lets them live not survive and which secures their basic rights to things like housing and food.
We call on all parties to protect basic rights and rebuild social justice by eradicating poverty and inequality and creating Fair Work.
What you can do
Contact your local parliamentary candidates by email or visiting their campaign rooms. Or use facebook or twitter.
Ask them to publicly endorse the charter
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