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OUR VOICES UNIFIED: SISTERS HOLD GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL TO ACCOUNT
Thu 30 March 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
SISTERS UNCUT GLASGOW ANNOUNCE:
“OUR VOICES UNIFIED: SISTERS HOLDING GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL TO ACCOUNT”
Women’s services and rights are too frequently used as a political pawn, Sisters Uncut Glasgow exists to stop politicians & bureaucrats from treating women’s rights as a bargaining chip and aims to protect, maintain and increase women’s rights and services in Glasgow, holding council and government to account.
Ahead of the Glasgow City Council local elections on 4 May 2017, and against a global backdrop of austerity politics and rising government-sanctioned fascism, Sisters Uncut Glasgow invite our communities to come together to create a list of demands and pledges that insist upon the preservation and centring of women’s services in Glasgow. We will then lobby prospective candidates to sign up to these pledges in advance of elections to ensure these demands are met as councillors.
We therefore invite sister organisations, communities and individuals to shape this pledges with us, through a creative manifesto-writing workshop. We will formulate a set of achievable but ambitious items and priorities that pertain to women’s rights and specific areas of council responsibility in Glasgow. Following this event, Sisters Uncut Glasgow will launch a rigorous campaign, targeting all candidates to sign their name to these collective demands.
With this event we hope to bring together our community, build relationships and support for service providers, and to build and present a united and strong collectivised front to those in power in our city.
While this event is to create a city-wide coalition between Sisters Uncut Glasgow and sister organisations, individuals who wish to attend are more than welcome to feed into our demands for the upcoming 2017 councillor elections.
"We are deliberate and afraid of nothing" – Audre Lorde