WOW Petition

Press Release From WOWPetition – Embargoed Until 8:00PM Tuesday December 18th

wowpetitionFrom Stephanie Garner

On Tuesday, disabled and sick people, people with learning and mental health difficulties, their families and carers will launch a petition calling for an end to the War on Welfare being waged by their own government.

The Welfare budget, and particularly benefits going to sick and disabled people, has been heavily and unfairly targeted for cuts. It is said we can no longer afford the current welfare state. In reality however, as a percentage of GDP, the welfare budget is now lower than it was at any time during the eighties. While at the same time the combined wealth of Britain’s 1,000 richest people increased by almost 5% to over £414bn.

In order to resist the government’s cruel and failing welfare policies, sick and disabled people, together with their carers, families and friends, have combined using social media to produce the #WOWpetition. This calls for an end to the War on Welfare. Spearheaded by actress and comedian Francesca Martinez the WOW petition aims to get 100,000 signatures to end this War On Welfare by the government. We will be calling for a Cumulative Impact Assessment, an independent inquiry and if necessary, the repeal of the Welfare Reform Act of 2012.

We believe that every single person in the country has a reason to resist the War on Welfare. Some of us may be fortunate enough not to need the safety net our Welfare State provides, but this could all change for any one of us, tomorrow. It only takes an accident or a shock diagnosis to render us ill or disabled, and dependent on a system of benefits and services which is currently being dismantled.

The ‘Greatest Generation’ fought WWII believing they had secured this safety net for themselves, their children and generations to come. Don’t let it go without a fight! We owe it to them. We owe it to ourselves to ensure a decent and dignified life for all who are sick and disabled, and to provide security for all our futures. The deaths of disabled people linked to the Welfare Reform Act and the Work Capability Assessment administered on behalf of the Government by the private corporation Atos are reported in the press with alarming regularity. We believe that in any humane society the Government would want to know if one of their flagship policies was in any way responsible for a ‘slow genocide’ of the sick and disabled.

Please join Francesca and the WOW campaign in resisting the deaths and unnecessary suffering being caused:

Sign wowpetition.com

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For more information please contact: info@wowpetition.com

Stephanie Garner

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  1. WOWpetition – Press Release – 8pm1812

    On Tuesday, disabled and sick people, people with learning and mental health
    difficulties, their families and carers will launch a petition calling for an end to the War on
    Welfare being waged by their own government.

    The Welfare budget, and particularly benefits going to sick and disabled people, has
    been heavily and unfairly targeted for cuts. It is said we can no longer afford the current
    welfare state. In reality however, as a percentage of GDP, the welfare budget is now
    lower than it was at any time during the eighties. While at the same time the combined
    wealth of Britain’s 1,000 richest people increased by almost 5% to over £414bn.

    In order to resist the Government’s cruel and failing welfare policies, sick and disabled
    people, together with their carers, families and friends, have combined using social
    media to produce the #WOWpetition. This calls for an end to the War on Welfare.
    Spearheaded by actress and comedian Francesca Martinez the WOW petition aims to
    get 100,000 signatures to end this War On Welfare by the government. We will be
    calling for a Cumulative Impact Assessment, an independent inquiry and if necessary,
    the repeal of the Welfare Reform Act of 2012.

    We believe that every single person in the country has a reason to resist the War on
    Welfare. Some of us may be fortunate enough not to need the safety net our Welfare
    State provides, but this could all change for any one of us, tomorrow. It only takes an
    accident or a shock diagnosis to render us ill or disabled, and dependent on a system of
    benefits and services which is currently being dismantled.

    The ‘Greatest Generation’ fought WWII believing they had secured this safety net for
    themselves, their children and generations to come. Don’t let it go without a fight! We
    owe it to them. We owe it to ourselves to ensure a decent and dignified life for all who
    are sick and disabled, and to provide security for all our futures. The deaths of disabled
    people linked to the Welfare Reform Act and the Work Capability Assessment
    administered on behalf of the Government by the private corporation Atos are reported
    in the press with alarming regularity. We believe that in any humane society the
    Government would want to know if one of their flagship policies was in any way
    responsible for a ‘slow genocide’ of the sick and disabled. Please join Francesca and
    the WOW campaign in resisting the deaths and unnecessary suffering being caused:
    Sign WOWpetition.com

    info@wowpetition.com
    WOWpetition.com

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