Disability rights UK has written to all its supporters asking them to sign a petition to support a new Disabled People’s Manifesto they are promoting. Here’s what they said in their communications, with links to the petition lower down:
Dear DR UK Supporter,
We are pleased to be sharing this exciting news with you this morning. Today, we will be taking part in the National DPO Conference, demanding change set out in our Disabled People’s Manifesto. We are calling for a long-term plan, co-created with Disabled people, to end the systemic injustices we face.
We’re really proud to have worked with Organisations (DPOs) from across England, including Disability Rights UK, Inclusion London, Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People and Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance to demand that the next government takes fundamental and radical action to address the deep-seated inequalities faced by millions of Disabled people.
Together in our manifesto, we are asking for:
- Representation and Voice: We want to have a voice and have a say about things that are important to us. Nothing about us without us.
- Rights: We want to have the same rights as everyone else.
- Independence: We want the same choice and control as everyone else.
- Inclusion: We want to be included in society as equals.
The full manifesto in both BSL and Easy Read is available on the Disabled People’s Manifesto website.
What can you do – Get Involved and Take Action!
Firstly you can sign and share our petition which calls on the next government (whoever they are!) to take up the asks in the manifesto.
Then you can also use our digital tool to write to your local MP, to ask them to support the manifesto, share it amongst colleagues in Westminster and contact their local DPO.
You can also keep updated with how the conference goes today on our Twitter page and tweet your support using the hashtag #DisabledPeoplesManifesto. Sha
Disability Rights UK