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Ed Chambers, Obituary, Citizens UK, Neil Jameson

Ed Chambers: Leader of Community Organising in the US Inspired Creation of Citizens UK

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The Tablet

Ed Chambers was born in the Midwest of the United States, the son of Thomas and Hazella Chambers, Irish Catholics who had emigrated to America from the west Cork town of Skibbereen, where Chambers was to retire in 2010.  Chambers started to train... Read more about Ed Chambers: Leader of Community Organising in the US Inspired Creation of Citizens UK


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Citizens UK Makes Westminster's Politicians Face Power of the People

Saturday, April 18, 2015
The Guardian

One of a number of alternative hustings trying to boost voter registration and turnout, and expanding the frontiers of conventional campaigning in the process, is Citizens UK.  It is an alliance of 350 schools, faith communities, unions and voluntary sector organisations in areas such as London, Birmingham and Cardiff that, among a number of issues, has pressed hard for the living wage. Read more about Citizens UK Makes Westminster's Politicians Face Power of the People

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"What We Need is a Living Rent" -- Citizens UK

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Guardian

The living wage was a good start – but what we really need now is a living rent.  

Housing costs take up an enormous amount of income for renters and frequent increases risk dismantling communities... Read more about "What We Need is a Living Rent" -- Citizens UK

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Acting Together for Economic Justice

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Huffington Post

Today's decision to cap the cost of payday loans did not emerge in a vacuum. It is the fruit of years of determined campaigning, which started in churches, mosques and synagogues in some of Britain's poorest neighbourhoods. Indeed, George Osborne's announcement comes exactly four years after 2000 members of the religious and civic institutions in Citizens UK asked all three parties' Treasury spokesmen to adopt precisely this policy. Read more about Acting Together for Economic Justice

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