CAFOD Hallam volunteers Roger Singleton and Tony Singleton ( no relation!) are heading to Westminster on Thursday 9th June hoping to have tea with their MPs, respectively, Nick Clegg (Sheffield Hallam) and Caroline Flint (Don Valley).
For every $10 given in aid, $15 is lost through tax-dodging. It’s (tea) time for change.
They will be taking part in “Tea Time for Change”, a lobby for International Development to help MPs understand how important it is that poor communities can receive healthcare and education and break free from poverty forever. The aid promised by MPs is needed vitally in the current economic difficulties but it is important to ensure that it gets where it is most effective – to the poorest communities.
So they will also be asking their MPs to take steps to:
- stop companies tax dodging
- get companies to open up their books on payments they make to developing countries support innovative ways of funding development like a tax on financial transactions (now known as the Robin Hood Tax)
If you would like to join Roger, Tony and others in calling for change visit www.cafod.org.uk/take-action/tea-time-for-change
Even if you can’t make it to the London events with inspiring speakers from overseas partners, an ecumenical service, informative workshops and special guests, you can still show your support on-line by simply typing your postcode to register. Then you can access the events site to find out more about the day, the issues, connect with others in your constituency, and much more eg cake recipes! You don’t have to be an expert to lobby MPs – you’re just letting them know that you, their constituent, care about this issue.
Let’s make it a strong brew!