Please circulate widely….
UPDATE: SF Pride to reconsider Manning as Grand Marshal
Posted on May 6, 2013 by Roy McKenzie
The 30 Day Campaign to Free Maroon is on its last week! Please call Pennsylvania prison officials TODAY through Wednesday May 8 to demand Maroon be released from solitary confinement. See update below from the Human Rights Coalition.
• Mothers are 92% of single parents. (F)
• Even in two-parent families, mothers do ¾ of the family’s child care during the week – a statistic that does not include the caring work for others (such as aging parents) who may need it. (F)
• Parents in the UK spend 1/3 of their take-home income on child care compared with other industrialised countries where the average is 13%. (F)
Camden United for Benefit Justice is holding TWO SELF-HELP WORKSHOPS on
Housing Benefit & Bedroom Tax Council * Tax Benefit Sickness & Disability Benefits * Carer’s Allowance * Child Benefit * Social Fund & Emergency Help * Tenancies & Evictions * Sanctions * Workfare * Service Cuts & Closures * Debt Poverty & Food Banks * Children taken into care .
1st Workshop: Wednesday 8 May 5-8.30 pm
Petition to the UK Parliament: Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers
Mothers are the primary carers everywhere in the world. Caring for children, sick, disabled and elderly people is work vital to society.
Carers are impoverished. Income Support is being abolished. Child Benefit, society’s commitment to children, is no longer universal. Carer’s Allowance is insultingly low and most carers don’t even qualify. 200,000 care workers are denied the minimum wage.
When mothers are impoverished, children suffer: hunger, ill-health, and more often taken into care.
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
Great article in The Guardian: Sex workers need support – but not from the 'hands off my whore' brigade
More Guardian articles
Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
Other countries we work with (so far...)
Haiti Mon 2nd Dec 13
Haiti Thu 21st Nov 13
Guyana Tue 5th Nov 13
UK Wed 23rd Oct 13
USA Sat 19th Oct 13
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