Welcome to your May edition of the Compassion in Politics newsletter.
🗎 Our recommendations are included in Labour’s ‘blueprint manifesto’
This month Labour published its first major selection of policies ahead of a likely election next year. We were delighted to see that issues we have long been campaigning for - the commencement of the socio-economic duty, a revamp of Equality Impact Assessments, and the creation of an independent Ethics Committee - were all included. What a win!
📽️ Jennifer chairs major panel on 'compassionate economics'
Our Co-Director Jennifer Nadel chaired a fascinating discussion this month with Lene Anderson (Global Bildung Network), Katy Chakrabortty (Oxfam), Elham Fakhro (Exeter University), and Stewart Wallis (Wellbeing Economics Alliance) on the notion of 'compassionate economics' - what it is and how we get it.
✋ Our joint pledge campaign with the Jo Cox Foundation
The local elections took place earlier this month with hundreds of candidates signed up to the Civility Pledge we launched with the Jo Cox Campaign. Together with JCF we will now be following up with those candidates as we work to create a more compassionate local politics.
✊ Jennifer speaks at electoral reform rally
Co-Director Jennifer spoke at a major gathering of electoral reform campaigns this week, making the argument that electoral reform is an important step towards a more inclusive and compassionate politics. Organised by Make Votes Matter, this mass lobby of MPs saw NGOs and members of the public call on politicians of all parties to back electoral reform.
❤️ 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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