A new wave of organisations have confirmed their support for The Big One in Westminster on 21-24 April.
More groups are signing up to come to The Big One every day, the latest supporters include:
War on Want, Palestine Action, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), Tearfund, Quakers in Britain, RePlanet UK, Pesticide Action Network UK, Women of Colour Global Strike, Business Declares, Music Declares Emergency, Parents For Future, BioFuel Watch, Women Against Rape, Eco Warriorz, The Green Runners, Debt for Climate, London Mining Network, Association of Clinical Psychologists, Landworkers Alliance, Homes for All, End Fossil, Don’t Pay UK, and more!
Fuel Poverty Action, who will be attending The Big One, said:
“Fuel Poverty Action is supporting The Big One because we know collective action is essential to winning a just energy system for all. This government is in the pockets of big polluters, we’re the second largest oil producers in Europe but 7.5 million people are living in fuel poverty. It’s time to put power back in the hands of the people to deliver real solutions.”
The organisations coming to The Big One all have their own aims and goals but are coming together to unite to survive. The growing list of organisations reflects the growing discontent at the government’s unwillingness to act, not only on the climate and ecological emergency, but also its inability to act in the best interests of its citizens everywhere. The age-old struggle for the inclusion of all in our collective decision making is taking on a new urgency as we experience the first weather related disasters and food shortages here in the UK, as well as mass impoverishment and the breakdown of our health and social services.
“We have seen now in various citizens’ assemblies that have taken place all over the world, including here in the UK, that people really do care about the climate, nature, and their communities. Time and again, people are recommending action and strong leadership from our government. And every time we are being let down. It is no surprise that more and more people are demanding to have a real say in the decisions that affect our lives. Citizen-led democracy will enable brave, strong action that our politicians are just unable to take.”
Marijn van de Geer, Citizens’ Assembly Working Group for Extinction Rebellion. The Big One will be a pivotal point in history where we show corrupt politicians that we will not stand idly by while they wreck our society, our ecosystems and our democracy.
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