Can you be a voice for the world’s poorest people at the General Election 2019 ?

CAFOD MPC's with George Hollingbery MP for Meon Valley

CAFOD MPC’s with George Hollingbery MP for Meon Valley

Ahead of the general election on Thursday 12 December, it is essential that voters raise issues important to them with local candidates. Here are some issues you can raise with your candidates to help speak up for the world’s poorest communities.

Aid
The aid budget is vital for tackling poverty. We need to ensure that it is focused on the needs of the world’s poorest people.
What can I say? “What will you, and your party, do to continue to tackle poverty overseas and to protect the quality of UK aid?”

Climate change
Thousands of CAFOD supporters from from the SE campaigned to persuade the government to set a new climate change target. Now, politicians need to act.
What can I say? “The government has set a net zero emissions target of 2050. Do you support this target and how will you, and your party, make tackling climate change a priority to prevent more people being pushed into poverty by the climate crisis?”

More thoughts to follow on the General Election in future blogs.

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