Dear Brothers and Sisters,
After Jeremy Corbyn and Labour’s incredible result in June’s general election, Theresa May’s Tory government is in deep crisis. Divided, unpopular and with no means of political escape, now is the time to organise locally against the Tories and in support of policies that have long seemed to be off the agenda.
The seven year old freeze on public sector pay is one such issue. It has quickly become a key point of discussion, a symbol of everything that is wrong with austerity. It directly affects the lives of millions of working people.
With this in mind, Lowestoft Coalition Against the Cuts (LCAC) has called a local rally to ‘Scrap the Cap’ on Saturday 23 September, 12 noon in Lowestoft town centre.
There is also a suggestion that the open air rally could be followed by a march to a nearby venue for a follow-up meeting.
LCAC has already secured the backing of Waveney Trades Union Council for this initiative and want to get as many trade unions, community groups and political parties to actively support and build the rally. Will you be part of this?
Lowestoft is not fundamentally different from anywhere else in the country and this is an opportunity for those who want to see the back of the Tories and their philosophy of austerity, to concretely build the growing opposition to them.
An initial organising meeting Wednesday 9 August, 7.30pm at United Reform CHurch, London Road North, Lowestoft
Please reply to this message if you want to get involved.
(Chairperson of Lowestoft Coalition Against the Cuts)