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Disabled Peoples Manifesto and GM Mayoral Hustings

3 Feb 2017 - 11:02 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) has drafted a Disabled Peoples Manifesto. GMCDP’s intention is to present the Manifesto at a hustings of the main Mayoral candidates in April 2017, more details to follow once a date and venue has been confirmed. Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People

Prior to the Hustings, you are invited to their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 25 February, where GMCDP will be seeking your views as part of a discussion on the key issues contained in the Manifesto. The formal AGM business runs from 11am to 12.30pm. ttend. However, if you are not free for the whole day, please join in for the Manifesto discussion from 1pm to 3pm at UNISON Arena point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1UN.

GMCDP want your thinking on how they should use the Manifesto to increase the voice and active involvement of disabled people with the new Mayor's office of Greater Manchester, following elections in May 2017.

GMCDP asserts that the callous and systematic attacks on disabled people, by the national government, has to end. The political changes in Greater Manchester provides an opportunity to show how crucial the involvement of disabled people's organisations are to secure a Greater Manchester that is known for its promotion of human rights and the equality of ALL its citizens.

GMCDP would like your support to engage with disabled people across Greater Manchester to make this Disability Manifesto a reality.

If you are not able to attend the AGM, you can send your views and let GMCDP know if you would like to sign up to the Manifesto, by emailing: dbroadbent@gmcdp.com

Attached are different versions of the Manifesto. These include:
• Standard version (Manifesto Master 14pt.docx)
• Text only version for screen readers
• Plain English version (smaller and less technical)
• Please note: A Pictorial easy read version is in production and should be available very soon.
• If you require a different format, for example audio or Braille, email: dbroadbent@gmcdp.com

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