Write to the political parties and candidates

We need to secure bold commitments from electoral candidates and political parties ahead of the general election.

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Take action and write to your electoral candidate today

To make a real impact, we recommend taking action now. Send an email at the very least to all the main political parties and electoral candidates (see template below) .

Find out about candidates in your area

To find the list of candidates running for election in your area along with their contact details, please click on the provided link Who Can I Vote For?

The Disabled People’s Manifesto

We urge all DDPOs to give The Disabled People’s Manifesto a thorough read to ensure that the commitments we are seeking from candidates align with our community’s needs. Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPOs) are demanding that the next government take immediate and transformative action to address the deep-seated inequalities faced by millions of Disabled people.

Template Letter

Dear [Candidate Name],

We are reaching out to you collectively as a local Deaf and Disabled People’s  Organisation deeply committed to advocating for the rights of disabled people. Our support is firmly behind The Disabled People’s Manifesto, which echoes our unified voice for change. We believe in the necessity of creating an inclusive society where Disabled people are actively involved in shaping the policies that affect their lives.

The Disabled People’s Manifesto, lays out a plan of strategic reforms that aim to facilitate the participation and independence of Disabled people in all aspects of life. It emphasises the importance of amplifying the voices of Disabled people through Deaf and Disabled People’s Organizations (DDPOs) and calls for protecting and enforcing rights under international conventions. Our primary objective is to achieve concrete and practical changes to eliminate the barriers impeding disabled people from fully participating in society.

With the upcoming elections, we ask for your commitment to the Disabled People’s Manifesto. These reforms are more than policies; they are a roadmap to a future where Disabled people enjoy the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. We are the electorate who will stand by those who stand by us.

We would like to schedule a meeting with you to discuss how we can collaborate to achieve these reforms.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

[Your Name]
[Your Title or Position]
[Your Organisation Name]

Link to The Disabled People’s Manifesto: https://www.disabledpeoplesmanifesto.com/manifesto