Women’s Aid SOS Campaign


Last week we had an amazing SOS campaign success when the Labour Party’s Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper MP, committed to supporting our national network of refuges in her Party Conference Speech. This was directly off the back of the SOS Campaign and an incredible win that we can all share.

This week we took the SOS campaign to the Conservative Party Conference and again had an extremely positive response.

At our Conference fringe event – Women’s Aid in Conversation with the Conservative Party – we updated Maria Miller MP about the SOS campaign and the overwhelming support that has been shown through our online petition. Maria Miller is going to discuss the SOS campaign with her colleagues and help us to secure further conversations with the Conservative Party about protecting our national network of refuges.

We also met with the Chair of the Conservative Women’s Organisation who is very supportive of the SOS campaign and has pledged to see how we can work together to protect our life-saving refuges.

This is fantastic news for the SOS campaign and a huge part of that is down to the amazing support that we have had from you – our petition signatories! These positive meetings and promises will really help us to move the SOS campaign forward with the Conservative Party and brings us closer to securing a commitment from them to protecting our refuges!

‘But, what about the Liberal Democrats?’ we hear you ask.

Well, they are next!

This Saturday marks the start of the Liberal Democrat Party Conference and we are going to be sending them our SOS signals using the hashtag #ldconf14 all week! Please join us, tweet your SOS signals with the #ldconf2014 hashtag. If you have a Liberal Democrat MP please tweet them your SOS signal. We are working on setting up meetings with lots of Liberal Democrat Ministers and MPs so your support is much appreciated!

Please continue to support the SOS campaign through twitter, Facebook and even good old fashioned talking to people about it. We CAN win this.

To keep really up-to-date with the SOS campaign follow us on Twitter @womensaid. Go on.

Best wishes,

Women’s Aid

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