Our October action is here!
On September 4th this year, David Cameron re-shuffled his cabinet. He promoted, demoted an sacked ministers from every department, from health to housing. The Department for International Development was no exception. The Secretary of State, Andrew Mitchell MP was replaced by Justine Greening MP, and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Stephen O’Brien was replaced by LynneFeatherstone MP.
With new people at the top, we need to take the opportunity to deliver our messages about our key issues straight to the heart of DFID. This month we will be making the call for a renewed call for UK funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. As the new ministers get up to speed on all the work of the department, we need to ensure that the millions of lives the Global Fund can save is right at the top of the pile.
ACTION: Write to Justine Greening MP, calling on her to announce an increase in UK finance for the Global Fund.
Materials included this month:
- Action sheet: New Minister, New Moment: Time for renewed UK support for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
- Background sheet 1: DFID and its new ministers
- Background sheet 2: The Global Fund its impact
- Easy Learning Exercise
GROUP MEETINGS FOR TELEPHONE CONFERENCE: 2nd October 2012, 8pm
Guest speaker on conference call: Mike Podmore, Policy Manager, International HIV/AIDS Alliance
This month there are groups meeting to join the conference call in: Central London, South London, West London, Poole, the Stort Valley, Birmingham, Oxford, Macclesfield, Central Sheffield, South Sheffield, Leicester, Glasgow, Norwich, Leamington Spa, Belfast, Bristol, Newcastle and Linlithgow. If you would like information on the location of your local group, please get in touch with us in the office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If yo would like to join the conference call there are 3 numbers you can call – 0844 8360 360, 0207 788 3000 or 0800 369 8888. You must then enter the participant code, which is 18723. If you would like advice about which number to call please contact us in the office.