RESULTS is a member of the development NGO network BOND and recently endorsed BOND’s international development manifesto – “Vote Global” for the UK general election.
On the weekend of 16-18 October 2009, anti-poverty campaigners from across the UK are organising a national local lobby of MPs and Parliamentary candidates, calling for the inclusion of the demands in the manifesto into political parties’ policies, as others join with people across the world by Standing Up Against Poverty.
The end of the weekend will mark 20 days to the G20 finance minister’s meeting in St Andrews and 50 days to the Copenhagen climate summit in December. As 16-18 October will also be MPs’ first weekend back in their constituencies after the Summer recess, there has never been a more important time for politicians to feel the heat. The weekend also coincides with three key dates: World Food Day (16 October), UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October 2009) and Micah Sunday (18 October). Last year, over 100 million people across the world took action against poverty at this time.
BOND would like to target MPs and candidates from every constituency so if you would like to get involved, please visit the BOND website for more information.