KEEP THE PROMISE EVENT - 4th October 2008 The biggest-ever event to end child poverty
Today, 1 in 3 children in the UK lives in poverty despite living in the fifth wealthiest country in the world. This is outrageous. Unfortunately whilst the government has promised to end child poverty by 2020, they are in danger of missing their targets. We are calling on the government to Keep the Promise and invest £3 billion in tax credits and seasonal benefits to halve child poverty in the UK by 2010 so that they will be back on course to end it by 2020.
The Keep the Promise event plans to be a great day with inspiring speakers, family fun and much more in Trafalgar Square throughout the afternoon.
Keep the Promise - where and when? - 11.30am assemble on Millbank, near Lambeth Bridge - 12.30pm march through Westminster to Trafalgar Square - 2pm an afternoon of family fun and speakers in Trafalgar Square.
The event is being organised by the Campaign to End Child Poverty, a coalition of more than 120 charities, trade unions, faith groups and other organisations all working towards the same goal.
But we need as many people as possible to come and join us! Public pressure is the greatest way to convince the government and make the change.
For more information visit: http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/keepthepromiseevent
It is a lovely sentiment but it will never happen. For whatever reason the government made the promise and has since then decided to pretend their ideas worked while making such disasterous decisions as the 10p tax band removal. The Labour government likes having people dependent, it seems to be the preference to actually having independent citizens able to look after themselves (how many people wouldn't be able to afford to live if they scrapped WFTC or CTC overnight?)