Press ReleaseApril 13, 2015
PRESS RELEASE FOR EMERGENCY CEASEFIRE ON ESA
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is the new out of work benefit for sick and disabled people. It has caused incredible fear and hardship and has not achieved any of its objectives.
Pat’s Petition and CarerWatch have been calling for an Emergency Ceasefire to create a safe space and protect sick and disabled people while the benefit is made fit for purpose.
The Call for a Ceasefire has received strong support from the SNP, the Green Party and Plaid Cymru.
However the larger parties seem unwillingly to raise issues of welfare in their election campaigns.
So Pat’s Petition and CarerWatch are asking everyone who cares about welfare reform to join this Thunderclap on social media -
It is timed for just before the next Leaders Debate. Please support Thunderclap and make sure that welfare reforms for sick and disabled people rise to the top of the agenda for the next Leaders Debate
UpdateApril 4, 2015Thanks to all those supporters who have signed we have passed our goal with 12 days to go. Please keep sharing ,and all other means of social media to enable as many as possible to sign this important message