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Citizens MK launch and refresh campaigns

Citizens MK launch and refresh campaigns

40 people from a dozen different institutions in MK gathered at Cornerstone Church for two hours on a Saturday morning (3rd December 2022) to agree on their campaigns for next year.

Was it to avoid doing the Christmas shopping? No!  It's because Assemblies are fun and inspiring!  Because a buzz develops. Because that’s what happens when you have one-to-one conversations meeting new people; when you hear of campaigns making a difference in people’s lives; when you experience a different sort of democracy in action; and come to understand how we can make properly make our private concerns into public action on things that really matter to us.  It is extraordinary: an Assembly is carefully orchestrated – and yet you don’t know what will happen.

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As one of the leaders of Action on Climate and the Environment, I was astonished at how many people moved over to stand by the climate campaign placard at the end – what a boost.  I went home elated. Rob Paton of MK Quaker Meeting

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There was a great energy in the room. It was wonderful to see familiar faces and meet new people who are passionate about seeing change in our city. Here’s to an action-packed 2023! Rev Catherine Butt of St. Frideswide’s Church who co-chaired the assembly

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It was wonderful to be assembled in person again and see many new faces as well as old friends. Our Misogyny Campaign Team attracted new representatives and I look forward to planning our next actions with them in January. Jane Whild, The Open University and Campaign Leader

To find out more contact MK Community Organiser, Steph Laing

Posted by Keith Hebden on 12 Dec, 2022