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Leeds Citizens Holds First Delegates Assembly

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150 people from across Leeds civil society came together on Wednesday 11th February to announce the first organisations to join Leeds Citizens and launch our first Social Justice Agenda.

During a powerful Roll Call, 21 organisations announced their commitment to work together for the common good and confirmed payment of membership dues. We thank those organisations for their courage and leadership, and hope their actions will inspire many more in the coming months.

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Leader of Croydon Council backs Citizens UK social care charter

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In a meeting with Croydon Citizens, local branch of national community organising charity Citizens UK, the leader of Croydon Council Cllr Tony Newman gave his full support to the organisation's social care campaign.

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Citizens UK Awarded Funding for Voter Registration Action

Citizens UK, the national community organising charity, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of £50,000 from the Cabinet Office to encourage more people to register to vote, with a particular focus on those groups who are under-represented on the electoral register, including students, other young people, and people from black and minority ethnic groups.

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What about a transfer window for those in working poverty?

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The January transfer window closed at 11 p.m. last night with the Premier League clubs spending a total of £125 million. Yet only one club is offering their lowest paid staff a transfer out of working poverty.

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Citizens UK Pledges Action in National Drive to Register 50,000 Voters

National community organising charity, Citizens UK, has today announced its plans to register 50,000 people to vote ahead of the General Election, as part of its charitable commitment to developing the capacity of people to participate in public life.

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Croydon Partnership commits to Living Wage​

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In a meeting with local community organising alliance Croydon Citizens, regional branch of national community organising charity, Citizens UK, the Croydon Partnership committed to paying the London Living Wage and becoming an accredited Living Wage employer. The partnership consists of Westfield and Hammerson and is responsible for the planned £1bn shopping centre in Croydon.

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Urgent call for action: Could your local area welcome Syrian and Iraqi refugees?

As winter sets in, a new crisis is facing Syrian refugees in UN camps. After snowstorms and freezing temperatures, UNICEF has said that the camps have become 'deadly for children'. Similar conditions are faced  by millions of refugees in Iraq.

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Nottingham Citizens hold fast in sorrow and solidarity with the victims of Paris attack

On Monday this week hundreds of Nottingham Citizens participated in a fast called by Dr Musharraf Hussain OBE in response to the terrible attack in Paris. 120 community leaders broke their fast together at the Karimia Institute Nottingham having published the following statement.

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Paris atrocity: a reaction

By The Rt Revd Adrian Newman and Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE

Last week’s events in Paris unfolded at a horrifying speed.  From hour to hour, new threats emerged, new groups were targeted, and new families lost a dearly-loved member.

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Faith and Community Leaders launch Citizens UK election call for a time limit on migrant detention

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In the wake of yesterday’s shocking Home Office figures revealing the scale of indefinite detention, Citizens UK today fired the starting pistol on their 2015 election campaign to persuade politicians to pledge a time limit on the detention of migrants.

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