June mailing

2023-07-03 17:20:00 +0100

Dear {{recipient.first_name_or_friend}},

Welcome to your June edition of the Compassion in Politics newsletter.

🏛️Marianne Williamson in the House

Marianne Williamson (4th from left) meets MPs and Peers in parliament

Last week we were delighted to host US Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson as she addressed the APPG for Compassionate Politics. Marianne spoke movingly and inspiringly about the urgent need for more compassion in public life and the vital role played by all who support that objective.

❌We show public are opposed to key plank of Anti-Migrant Bill

Our polling with Opinium this month - reported in Politico - found that nearly two-thirds (59%) are opposed to the government's plan to make it illegal for people seeking asylum to arrive in the UK by crossing the Channel.

🎙️Jennifer speaks to BBC London about lying in politics

Responding to the report which found that Boris Johnson repeatedly lied to parliament about his knowledge of Partygate, our Co-Director Jennifer Nadel spoke to BBC London about why this all points towards the need for a new law to prohibit politicians from lying.

🖋️ Debbie Abrahams MP on the need for new rules to stop sexual abuse in Westminster

Co-Chair of the APPG for Compassionate Politics Debbie Abrahams MP wrote for PoliticsHome on why we need to support new proposals aimed at making parliament a safer place to work. The rules - which would allow parliament to prevent MPs accused of sexual misconduct from working on the estate - will soon be debated in the Commons.

💬 Jennifer briefs Guernsey politicians

Co-Director Jennifer spoke to politicians and members of the public in Guernsey this month about the mission to put compassion in politics. You can read a write- up here.

❤️ Volunteer with us

We're always looking for new members of the Compassion in Politics team to come onboard and help us with research, writing, strategising, and lobbying. Whatever your skillset, we will try to find a place for you. Email [email protected] and let us know what you'd be interested in doing.

Thank you so much for all your support.

Jennifer, Tom, and Matt
Directors of Compassion in Politics

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