There is a G20 conference in London on 28th March when world leaders will be meeting to discuss the economic crises.
Avaaz are arranging a Citizens’ March to ensure the leaders ‘Put People First.’ Would you like to be involved and ensure we, the people, are listened to?
The following is their news bulletin:
“This is an urgent call for everyone who can to come to the streets of central London on Saturday 28th March, and participate in a Citizensâ€™ March challenging the G20 Summit to â€œPut People Firstâ€.
The world is in financial meltdown. World leaders are meeting in London less than three weeks from now to tackle this crisis, but unless our call for bold, green, and global action is heard, they could continue with business as usual. Thatâ€™s why we’ll be joining with many thousands of others in taking to the streets. This Citizensâ€™ March can’t happen without us — so can you make it?
Weâ€™ve just ordered 3000 green hard hats (see picture opposite) — symbolising the Avaaz call for green jobs, sustainable recovery and a global new deal that fixes the economy. Together, weâ€™ll send a spectacular message. Sign up now to come to Central London on Saturday 28th and participate in the Citizensâ€™ March â€“ follow this link to reserve your green hard hat now:
When you sign up, please include your email and phone number to make sure to get all the information with details of where we need to be and when. To make this march massive, let’s also forward this email on to friends, family, and colleagues.
With this citizensâ€™ march, weâ€™re teaming up with a rainbow of people all across the UK — the unions, churches and mosques, the big environment and development charities, and people from all walks of life — economists, students, housewives, lawyers, builders and pensioners. What we do at this crucial moment in the economic crisis will shape all our futures, and itâ€™s only by coming together that we can start to fix things. Itâ€™s time to stand up — and march.
We have done this before – last year 2000 of us from across the UK came together in London to deliver a handshake from the Dalai Lama to the Chinese government. People power on the streets of London will challenge the Summit leaders to be bold, and to fix the fundamental failings in the global economy. The global media will be in London to cover the G20, and our march will get big coverage — we could inspire millions across the world.
Weâ€™ll be assembling on the Embankment at 11am, and marching to Hyde Park. Everyone who signs up will receive directions and detailed instructions about how to get to the march starting point (there will be coaches from most cities). To participate click this link and sign up now â€“ with less than two weeks to go, all of us need to make plans!
Some of us will be in London anyway, others will want to travel and bring friends — some of us will have other commitments. But for all who can join it’ll be a great experience.
Paul, Alice, Iain, Julia, Maria, Paula, Pascal, Ricken, Brett, Luis, Graziela, Ben, Veronique and the rest of the Avaaz team”