Please ask your local MP to sign this EDM.
Early day motion 683 - US CONGRESS BILLS ON CHILD POVERTY AND MOTHERS’ CARING WORK
That this House welcomes two bills presently in the US Congress, the Rise Out of Poverty Act (RISE Act) and the Women’s Option to Raise Kids Act (WORK Act), which make the elimination of child poverty the first priority of welfare policy and recognise the right of all mothers, including those on welfare, to choose to raise their own children; believes that the UK would benefit from a similar policy since four million UK children, one in three, are living in poverty; notes that raising children is hard work without which society and the economy could not function; deplores that the primary carers of children, usually mothers, are demeaned as workless unless they do waged work; rejects workfare that forces mothers and others to work for well below the minimum wage to keep their benefits, inviting employers to bypass both the minimum wage and pay equity; considers that contempt for mothers presumes contempt for the children they care for; rejects attempts to limit child benefits to the first two children while dismissing additional children as extra; and reaffirms humanity’s assumption that every child is precious not only to their parents but to all society, and that every primary carer is entitled to resources and support for their invaluable caring work. John McDonnell is the primary sponsor of this EDM [continue...]
LRC conference agreed that we need to campaign in the Labour Party for more democracy and to promote LRC progressive policies. Our Labour Party Liaison Unit therefore needs Labour Party members to nominate and support people for the following elected positions at all levels of the Labour Party - officers, delegates and representatives, including:
- Branch, Constituency and Local Campaign Forum officers and delegates.
- Annual conference delegates.
- Conference Arrangements Committee (2 nominations, one must be a woman) by 21 June.
- National Constitutional Committee (one nomination) by 21 June.
- Parliamentary and Council candidates.
We also want Labour Party members to move and support in their Constituency parties:
Constitutional Amendments (rule changes) by 21 June - the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy will be publishing model rule changes soon which we will circulate.
Contemporary Resolutions to Annual Conference - which do not have to be submitted until 12 September, following publication of policy reports on 31 July and further guidance to Constituency parties in August.
If you need any further guidance please contact Gary Heather, email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 07918 170 901. [continue...]
Young Labour members should by now have received an email from Young Labour telling you that you can vote for your regional representative for the Young Labour National Committee. [continue...]
The LRC Annual Conference on Saturday 10 November is an opportunity for members to discuss the way forward for our movement, to set the LRC’s agenda for the coming year, and to elect a new National Committee. [continue...]
Labour Party conference 2012 in Manchester passed some excellent policies on a range of issues that should form the basis of Labour’s manifesto at the next election. As well as the NHS motion, moved by CLPs, unions successfully moved policy motions on: [continue...]
Labour Party Conference 2012 in Manchester voted unanimously to ‘restore the NHS’ - a commitment that added clarity to the previous welcome commitments to repeal the Health & Social Care Act. [continue...]
John McDonnell MP, LRC chair, sets out a vision of what a Labour government should do in its first 100 days [continue...]
Labour Party Conference 2012 starts in Manchester on Sunday 30 September. We’ll be bringing you daily reports of what is happening at Conference - from the conference floor to the fringe, and behind the scenes. [continue...]
Labour Party conference 2012 takes place in Manchester from Sunday 30 September to Wednesday 3 October. Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) may submit a contemporary motion for debate at conference on a subject for debate on an issue that has not been substantively addressed by the NPF or NEC. [continue...]
Cllr Keir Morrison, Sherwood CLP, argues for a recruitment campaign among young workers and the young unemployed [continue...]
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