Everybody should have access to good food.
|Hello food poverty campaigners!
18,378! That’s how many people signed the End Hunger UK petition to ask Theresa May to fix Universal Credit!
We had a last-minute rush: our colleague Hannah-Mae, who works at The Trussell Trust, arrived at work on the Monday morning before the hand-in to a HUGE pile of envelopes and over 6,000 new signatures!
Thank you so much to everyone who signed the petition, got other people to sign the petition or who raised awareness of the petition.
A group of people who have experienced the problems associated with Universal Credit either first-hand, or through working with claimants, dropped it off at 10 Downing Street. Unfortunately the Prime Minister didn’t come to accept it from them. (We weren’t expecting her to, but it would have been great as we could have told her exactly what she needs to do to make Universal Credit fit for purpose!)
We got some great press coverage, including a big piece in The Mirror.
Obviously the battle is not won yet, but we raised lots of awareness and it is this constant pressure and highlighting of the issues that will hopefully lead to real change. Well done everyone.
With very best wishes,
Photocredit: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
The Credit Union Movement has always stressed the all humanity are brothers and sisters and puts this ideal into practice in the economic field. No words have expressed this idea more beautifully or more meaningfully than the Prayer of St. Francis which has since been widely recognised as the official prayer of the Credit Union Movement.
Make me an instrument of thy peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving, that we receive
It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned
And it is in dying, that we are born to eternal life.
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