On January 19th, the Office for National Statistics will announce the number of excess winter deaths last year. Fuel Poverty Action call on our partners and allies to join us taking action around this date.
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Around January 19th, hold a minute’s silence in your local area to commemorate those who’ve lost their lives as a result of fuel poverty. Invite friends, family, colleagues or comrades to join you in a public place and contact us on [email protected] so we can connect you with others near you.
📍 In London join a ‘Funeral March’. Meet at George V Statue, Old Palace Yard, Westminster at 11.30am for speeches and a minute’s silence before moving to Downing St. Wear black and bring a white flower.
(Nearest accessible tube station Westminster, Jubilee Line. Buses 3, 11 or 253 to nearby.)
📍Cardiff – On 19th January, meet at 11am in Cardiff Central Square.
📍Brighton – On 20th January, meet at 10.30am at the Brighton War Memorial, Old Steine.
📍Leicester – On 21st January, meet 11am at Leicester Town Hall.
Bring placards saying – ‘Energy For All’, ‘Cold Homes Kill’, ‘End Winter Deaths’ and ‘BanForcedPPMs‘.
📱 TAKE ACTION DIGITALLY
Sign and share the 38 Degrees petition calling on energy companies to stop forcing customers onto prepayment meters!
On January 21st, organise or participate in a Warm-Up protest. Warm-Ups were started by Fuel Poverty Action on the principle that if we can’t afford to heat our homes, we have the right to go to any public building and keep warm there. See this guide to organising one.
Warm-Ups so far expected in:
- Edinburgh – Meet at 9.50am outside Canongate Kirk.
- Exeter – Meet 12pm at the bottom of Grenadier Road, EX1 3QN.
- Liverpool – Meet 11.30am at Pier Head by the Ferry Terminal.
- North London – Meet 12pm at Cavendish Square Gardens, W1G.
- South London – Meet 12pm The Venue, 5-7 Middle Street, Croydon.
- Birmingham (Jan 22nd) – Meet 11am outside Octopus Energy Sales Hub.
Contact [email protected] if you’re interested in Warm-Ups.
📢 OUR DEMANDS
We demand a government ban on enforced switching to prepayment meters and the implementation of Energy For All.
💻 MEDIA PACK
Use our template press release guide to amplify your Vigil or Warm-Up.
See our social media pack to connect actions together online.
#BanForcedPPMs #EnergyForAll #ColdHomesKill #EndWinterDeaths