We need a public Inquiry & Zero Covid Strategy

Stand Up to Racism

equalities-squareLast week we launched a statement and petition calling for urgent action on the disproportionate impact of COVID19 on BAME Communities, signed by cross party MPs, Trade Union leaders, campaigners and community representatives.

With lockdown in England due to end next week, the UK has seen over 12,000 deaths in this second wave, it is clear that the governments current strategy is not saving lives.

Over 500 people have signed our petition on change.org calling on the government to take on a range of measures including a public inquiry on COVID disproportionate impact, an end to NHS charging for migrants and no recourse to public funds, and a strategy for Zero Covid including a fully functioning find, test, track and trace system led by local public health teams, and lockdown measures that will both reduce the virus and provide proper support to communities.

HAVE YOU SIGNED THE PETITION?

We have put together a statement that's has been signed by MPs and peers from 3 parties including MPs Diane Abbott, Kate Osamor, Dawn Butler, Chris Stephens (SNP), Liz Saville-Roberts (Plaid Cymru), Labour Peer Peter Hain, trade union General Secretaries including Unite the Union's Len McCluskey, representatives of campaign groups including Stand Up To Racism, Muslim Engagement & Development (MEND), Jewish Socialists Group, We Own It, Dr Siema Iqbal from AskDoc as well as faith and community representatives.