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Oxfordshire's Mass Sleep Out Event

posted 22 Aug 2013, 02:48 by Dan Fearnley

via Julie Simmons:

The Mass Sleep Out (TMSO) is a national day of action being held on August 24th, 2013. On this day people will gather in towns and cities across the UK and to protest and sleep on the streets, to raise awareness of the impending mass homelessness brought on by the bedroom tax and other government cuts.

What started off as an idea has now captured the hearts, minds and interests of more than 2500 people across the UK who wish to stand against the cruel measures being imposed by the coalition government.

Whilst the highest earners in the country are awarded tax breaks and big business invariably gets away with not paying it’s fair share – or in some cases paying no tax at all – the ConDem coalition is targeting some of the most vulnerable in society to pay for the financial crisis.

Many of these people are now facing eviction proceedings as they are simply unable to meet the financial demands being made of them. This cannot be allowed to continue – now is the time to show your disapproval!

Bring the Bedroom Tax to Cameron’s doorstep.

Meet 1 pm, Sat 24th Aug, Church Green, Witney, Oxfordshire

Bring sleeping bag, tent and food for over night if you can - otherwise just yourself to support for as long as you are able. If you want to join the sleep out and need help with materials please ring 07972 462 966

What you can do to help build this event: 

Volunteers needed to help leaflet Cowley Road, Tesco on 
- Thursday lunchtime from 12.30pm 
- Thursday and Friday evening 6pm

Leaflet your workplace, bus on the way to work, supermarket when out shopping, neighbours, etc.

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See you Saturday!