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The other day, Citizens UK e-mailed encouraging people to get in touch with their local councillors to try to get individual cities to do what the government won't do as a whole and continue the Dubs scheme for refugee children. You can write to yours with WriteToThem. I've just written to mine, based partly on their template.
I am deeply concerned at the news that the Government plans to close the Dubs scheme for unaccompanied child refugees by the end of the financial year, and am writing to ask for your leadership.

Last year the British government accepted Lord Dubs’ amendment to the Immigration Act, which established a safe route to sanctuary in the UK for unaccompanied children. At the time, many councils supported the call and pledged to work with Government to establish the scheme.

Manchester really should be one of those. I see "Refugees Welcome" signs all around Levenshulme, from Inspire to spray-painted on the path near the train station, and yet Manchester has shamefully not done its bit in fulfilling that promise.

Please help us change that by helping keep the Dubs program going here in Levenshulme and in Manchester.

Thank you.

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Date: 2017-02-17 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meepettemu.livejournal.com

Heh. Do you know [livejournal.com profile] spoofed?

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Date: 2017-02-17 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meepettemu.livejournal.com

Ah. She's up your way and it's a small world :)

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fx: ponders whether our increasingly visible street-sleeping population are actors employed by the council to make refugees think "best not stop here, it's already overflowing" and carry on up the road to Preston/Glasgow/Reykjavik

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Date: 2017-02-18 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mockduck.livejournal.com

Hooray, I work for the organisation behind WriteToThem; thanks for the mention!

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