Demonstrations, meetings in Little London & Armley this week and MORE! – HOOH Newsletter – March 11th

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logoHello friends,
Lots and lots and lots to tell you this week….

– Demonstration, PCS, 20th March
– Demonstration: STOP THE BEDROOM TAX, 20th April
– Local meetings coming up in Little London, Armley, Harehills, Chapelown and Burmantofts
– Middleton update

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Demonstration: PCS (Public and Commercial Services Union) Strike
Wednesday 20th March, 12.30 pm, Victoria Gardens/Art Gallery
The PCS are on strike on this day and have invited Hands Off Our Homes to join their demonstration.
Bring banners, pots and pans and your voices – let’s show Leeds that the Bedroom Tax will not stand.

DEMONSTRATION: Stop The Bedroom Tax Demo in Leeds City Centre
Saturday, 20th April (details tbc)
Hands Off Our Homes has been organising around the Bedroom Tax since last year, and have a clear demand that the Labour-led Leeds City Council refuse to implement the policy.  On Saturday 20th April we will take to the streets and we will bring the message loud and clear – Leeds tenants can’t and won’t pay for this cut in housing benefit and our friends will stand beside us. NO TO THE BEDROOM TAX. NO TO WELFARE CUTS. NOT NOW, NOT EVER. NO EVICTIONS, CLEAR ARREARS.

Let us know you’re coming and invite your friends! If you can help out promoting this please get in touch!
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/431824633566630/
Website: https://handsoffourhomes.org.uk/2013/03/11/stop-the-bedroom-tax-demonstration-april-20th/

Stay tuned for further details …..

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UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS

With active organising in Middleton, Armley and Seacroft, we’ve still got loads of areas still to cover. If you know anyone living in these areas who is affected by the bedroom tax or wants to get involved, PLEASE forward this email to them, phone them, text them, let them know.

Little London
Thursday 14th March, 6.30, The Leeds Rifleman, Carlton Carr, Little London
A public meeting for people in Little London and nearby to find out about the bedroom tax and how we can resist it together. More info.

Armley
Thursday 14th March, 6.30, Dennison Hall Club, Pickford Lane, Armley
– general organising meeting, newcomers welcome

Harehills
Tuesday 19th of March, 7.30, Bangladeshi Community Centre, Roundhay Road, LS8 5AN
A public meeting for people in Harehills and nearby to find out about the bedroom tax and how we can resist it together. More info.

Chapeltown
Tues 26th March, 6pm, Roscoe Methodist Church
A public meeting for people in Chapeltown and nearby to find out about the bedroom tax and how we can resist it together. More info.

Burmantofts
Weds 27th or Thurs 28th March, venue tbc
A public meeting for people in Burmantofts and nearby to find out about the bedroom tax and how we can resist it together. Stay tuned for venue details and date – we will let you know as soon as possible!

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UPDATES

Middleton
After our first public meeting attended by around 40 people, a second meeting was held at St Cross Church last Friday (8th March). Actions decided included targeting MPs over the policy and building up more networks of information and support in Belle Isle. More info.

If you want to be more involved in fighting the bedroom tax in Middleton, email handsoffourhomes@gmail.com and we’ll put you in touch.

Labour Left Day of Action
Labour Left are holding a ‘Day of Action on the Bedroom Tax’ this Saturday 16th March, from 2pm in the University of Leeds Michael Sadler Building, SR (LG 19) It will consist of  ‘1. A Meeting around community campaigning and the bedroom tax  2.Going out into communities affected by the bedroom tax [Ireland Wood and Potternewton Estate] and talking to people on the doorstep to ensure they know what is happening, are getting help and asking them to sign a petition and help us fight the bedroom tax’. This is organised by a couple of Labour councillors and we will be asking if they are going to support our campaign by refusing to implement the tax at the local level.

And finally – we really need help getting our local meetings publicised in your areas. If you live in one of the areas where there is an upcoming meeting and can spare an hour giving out leaflets or putting up posters, the campaign will grow. Get in touch!

See you on the streets! (And in your homes! And in the community centres! And at the bus stop!)

Hands Off Our Homes

www.handsoffourhomes.org.uk

Telephone: 07504017322

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