Dear BADACA Supporter
We are contacting you to appeal for your help in a very important campaign. Details are below. If you have any queries please email email@example.com
As you probably know, Bristol City Council is making drastic changes to its care services for the elderly and vulnerable involving closures and privatisation. The case against this is set out in our leaflet here
We are mounting our biggest campaign so far to stop this in conjunction with GMB, Unison and Unite trade unions. There already has been a very powerful lobby of the Council Cabinet meeting which took the decision (by 8 councillors out of 70) and we now wish to mount a much bigger lobby of the full Council meeting on 18th September in order to stop the care cuts programme.
To do this we now need your active help.
In the coming weeks we intend to:
- lobby “consultation” meetings that Council officers are having with staff and service users (consultation after the decision has been taken)
- obtain as many signatures as possible on a petition
- distribute leaflets putting the case against the Council’s cuts in care.
This campaign is the most important BADACA has launched so far. The cuts in the care service represent the worst and cruellest aspect of the Coalition Government’s austerity programme, so enthusiastically implemented by Bristol’s LibDem council.
We can win this campaign. The LibDems in Bristol are weak; the Coalition is beginning to fall apart; resistance is growing. They were shaken by the strength of feeling of the lobby in July, a massive lobby in September could break their nerve.
BADACA has over 1000 contacts and supporters; we have held significant demonstrations. It is now time for everyone in this city who opposes the cuts in public services to:
- support the lobby
- help us through the petition and leaflet to mobilise the opposition in the next three weeks.
We will be leafleting and petitioning on Saturdays 1st, 8th & 15th September at the following places:
|Tescos, Church St., St George||
10.30am – 12.30pm
|Outside Asda, East St., Bedminster||
10.30am – 11.30am
10.00am – 12.00pm
|Gloucester Rd (by Amnesty bookshop)||
11.00am – 1.00pm
11.00am – 12.00pm
Please come along to help at these dates/times/places.
On Saturday 15th September we hope to have a very large presence in Broadmead. There will also be activity on weekdays for those who are available. If you are able to offer additional help please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The campaign will cost money and BADACA is running out of it. The unions are financing leaflets but we will need more. Please send what you can to: Mike Luff, BADACA Treasurer, 101, Rose Green Road, Bristol, BS5 7UT. Cheques should be made out to Bristol & District Anti-Cuts Alliance.