Friday, 28 January 2011

Meeting with Jon Cruddas MP

Seated left to right:  Jon Cruddas MP, John Hopkinson Campaign Co-ordinator, Anna Kennedy PR, Carole Rutherford Campaign Manager

Recently members of the ACT NOW Core Group met Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham.  It was a very positive meeting and we are delighted that Jon has agreed to be our first Patron. We hope to announce more Patrons in due course.

We told Jon about our 'Recording the Cuts' campaign and our intention to publish a report on our findings. He agreed to try and arrange for a debate in the House of Commons once our report is published which, should it happen, will raise awareness of issues of concern to the autistic community.

It is planned to raise our profile in the Press using Jon's connections.

Currently the main thrust of our campaign is on the issues surrounding advocates, assessments and threats to withdraw Legal Aid and the problems faced by autistic people who lose their jobs. Jon is working with us to raise awareness of our concerns and promote the adoption of possible solutions.

ACT NOW will be inviting our supporters to contribute to our campaign and details will be announced over the next few weeks.

with our best wishes
The ACT NOW Team

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