BENEFITS JUSTICE

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shirley frost

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Mar 18, 2013, 5:49:07 AM3/18/13
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Dear Friends

PLEASE REPLY BY 25TH MARCH

I am attaching a letter which I want to send to the Leader of Sheffield City Council/Councillors about the way in which they are prepared to implement and enforce through the courts cuts to housing benefit (the bedroom tax)  and council tax benefit. This will involve trying to extract 'money with menaces' from 31,000 sheffield people of working age who CANNOT PAY. This will be in addition to similar attacks on most other benefits e.g. disability living allowance, tax credits, employment support allowance etc which people NEED IN ORDER TO SURVIVE - this is a necessity not a lifestyle choice (TUC) .
We are not scroungers. The scroungers are the bankers who recklessly created a financial crisis and then asked for a handout of £1 trillion or more from the taxpayer and created the deficit.
Benefit claimants cannot and should not be compelled to take a cut to help pay for this.
We believe that with determined effort we can force the dratted Coalition government to back down and withdraw this iniquitous policy. I will leave this open for one week before sending so I am asking you to agree to add your name to this letter, and get as many other people - members, colleagues, friends - in fact anyone who supports it to do the same. Please also state your union or other organisation if you can.
This is only one initiative we are doing; there will be others. We need to have a meeting in every area in Sheffield in order to build a BIG campaign alongside all the other campaigns around the country and then bring together and unite all the people affected by these cuts. Please let us know if you can help with this.
We do not have any money so if you can please send a donation to Defend Council Housing* 28 Plantin Rise, Sheffield S20 4TG and join the campaign as well ! Thanks.

Yours fraternally

Shirley Frost
Sheffield Defend Council Housing
& National Campaign for Benefits Justice
0114 248 3937

* Defend Council Housing was a signatory to the inaugural national campaign on 19.1.13


Shirley Frost
for Sheffield Defence Council Housing &
National Campaign for Benefits Justice
0114 248 3937

* Defend Council Housing is a co-signatory to the inaugural national campaign statement
Letter to Council 16.3.13.doc

Maggie Gray

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Mar 18, 2013, 12:22:10 PM3/18/13
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Hi I am prepared to put my name on the letter against the cuts. Do you have a petition to sign?
Regards, Margaret Gray   
 

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Mar 18, 2013, 2:17:10 PM3/18/13
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Shirley,

Please ad my name.

 

Dawn Sanders


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martin

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Orinocobooks

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Mar 18, 2013, 3:06:00 PM3/18/13
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Hi Shirley,
please add my name as well. Suggest they look at what Brighton Council are doing and follow suit. If enough councils did same t5ax would be unworkable,
cheers Rachel Hardy
 
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