On Monday there will be a crucial vote which would restore UK aid spending to 0.7%.
Make no mistake – winning this vote will save lives.
Please contact your MP, by phone or email, to urge them to support the vote. You can find their contact details here: www.members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP
Urge your MP to support the amendment to the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill, tabled by Andrew Mitchell MP on Monday.
Here are some points you can make:
- UK aid has a life changing impact, and with the COVID pandemic increasing poverty around the world, is needed now more than ever
- Yes, eventually we will need to address the UK deficit, but not yet, and it should not be done by cutting support for some of the world’s poorest people
- The UK public still support aid – recent polling shows 53% of the public support aid, compared to only 22% against
- As the UK hosts the G7 and the COP26 climate talks this year, this vote will encourage a race to the top among other wealthy countries to do more
If you do one thing this year to help LCID, please make it this.