We did it! On January 21, over 5 million of us worldwide, and over 100,000 in London, came to march, speak and make our voices heard. But it doesn’t end here - now is not the time to hang up our marching shoes - it’s time to get our friends, family and community together and make history.

Every 10 days, over the next 100, we will take action on an issue we all care about, STARTING TODAY.

ACTION 3/10

VALENTINE'S CARDS ❤

This Valentine's Day, we ask you to stand for love.

"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of their skin, or their background, or their religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.’

-Nelson Mandela

On Wednesday, despite opposition, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd announced a Government plan to end the Child Migrant Scheme, commonly known as the Dubs Amendment. The scheme, proposed by Lord Dubs, once himself a child refugee fleeing the Nazis, allowed for the safe passage of unaccompanied refugee children to settle in the UK. The amendment had the potential to help 3,000 stranded children but because of this decision only 350 children will benefit.

Following close on the heels of Trump’s Muslim ban and amid a time of growing xenophobia, the UK should be using it’s position of power to aid the vulnerable.
To help remind the Government of the thousands of innocent children affected by their ill-reasoned decision, we call on you to send Valentine Cards next week to your local MPs and Councils.
Enclose a heartfelt message, where you ask your MP or Council to speak out in support of the Dubs amendment- in the name of love: for those who need it most. If local authorities can indicate that they have space to house refugees, then the government will be compelled to act.


Valentine’s Day is traditionally a celebration of romantic love. This year we want to use it as a celebration of the love that expresses our shared humanity and compassion. We wish to put that love into practice and to defend those who need us most. The Government has shown shameful disregard for the welfare of children at severe risk.  We must remind our elected officials of our common humanity and ask them to speak out.
Parliament will debate the decision on 23 February 2017.

We've collected some fun printable cards which you could use to complete this Action, provided courtesy of Progressive Postcards, Fembot magazine, and Laura S our Web Developer. Have a browse and download the card collection pack below OR why not get creative and design your own Valentine cards?

 

This poem was read at Women's March ON London by 10 year old SumayaH

F♡R L♡VE

I shall stand for love,
Even with a broken soul,
Even with a heavy heart.

I shall stand for love,
For the world is wounded.
Not just my little piece of land,
Where I am mostly safe,
Where I am mostly well,
But our world, everywhere
Every day.

I shall stand for love,
Because we need more light,
Not more deaths,
Not more power,
Not more bombs.

I shall stand for love,
So that our children are safe
So that our friends are sheltered
So that our borders are open.

I shall stand for love,
Even with a broken soul,
Even with a heavy heart.

Dorothy Oger
Brussels, 23rd of March 2016

We encourage you to share the poem above, as well as pictures of your Valentine cards, across social media.
 #standforlove     #womensmarchlondon
We encourage you to take every opportunity, in small, everyday ways, to resist division and stand for love.


LET'S SHOW THE WORLD OUR MOVEMENT IS NOT STOPPING. 


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WRITE TO AMBER RUDD, HOME SECRETARY & MP:
Amber Rudd
Swallow House
Theaklen Drive
Hastings
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex, TN38 9AZ
Tel: 01424 716756

or email her HERE

WRITE TO THE PRIME MINISTER:
Mrs. Theresa May
10 Downing Street,
SW1A 2AA

or email her HERE

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