Climate change is the greatest threat to reducing poverty and it’s making life much harder for the people who already struggle to support themselves and their families. But the good news is that you can do something about it.
Campaigner Bernie has been getting campaign cards signed by her family, parishioners at St Augustine’s in Barkingside and the CWL (Catholic Women’s League) to add their voices to ask party leaders and parliamentary candidates what they are going to do to tackle climate change.
Also, a reminder that if you have any signed campaign cards please send them to arrive by 23 April for a hand-in on 6 May.
There is an election guide with questions to ask candidates if they knock at your door or you go to a hustings. Together with CSAN, the domestic social action agency of the Catholic Church, CAFOD supporters have the chance to speak out against injustice and poverty with a united voice, and to ask questions of parliamentary candidates at a time when they want to hear about the issues that matter to you most.
Questions for election candidates:
Q1: What will you do to make work pay?
Q2: What will you do to guarantee access to a
genuinely affordable home?
Q3: What will you do to speak out for the poorest
and most vulnerable people around the world?
Q4: What will you do to make tackling climate
change a priority and to prevent it pushing
people deeper into poverty overseas?
Finally, don’t forget to put the lobby event Speak Up for Climate Change into your diaries. Wednesday 17 June.