The campaigner who got Jane Austen on the new £10 and who fought for a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett to be erected in Parliament Square is to lead a campaigning workshop for women in Newstead Village.
Writer and women’s rights campaigner, Caroline Criado Perez, will run letter writing and campaigning workshops at the Newstead Centre on November 29.
The People’s Vote campaign has been set up to demand a referendum on the Brexit deal and Criado-Perez is a leading supporter.
She says Brexit will have a negative effect on women’s lives, hitting their household incomes, their job prospects and the public services they use.
At the workshop, organised by Women for a People’s Vote, Ms Criado-Perez will talk about how women can get involved in the People’s Vote campaign.
She will give practical tips, based on her years of campaigning experience, on how to mobilise different groups, work with the Press and lobby politicians
The event will finish with a letter writing drive to help women raise their concerns with their local MPs and ensure their voices are heard
Ms Criado-Perez said that women who will suffer most in a Post-Brexit economic downturn, going without if family finances are hit.
She added: “Women voted for a better future for themselves and their children. This Blokes’ Brexit gives us the opposite. It has nothing to say about our rights, our jobs, or the services we rely on.
“But it’s not over yet. There is still time to put a stop to this. In this centenary year, 100 years since women first won the right to vote in this country, women deserve a say in the most important political issue of our lifetimes
“The history of Nottinghamshire is rich with pioneering women like Caroline Weinberg, who in 1924 became the first woman to become a justice of the Peace, Freda James, one of the greatest international tennis stars of the 1930s, and Ada Lovelace, who is widely credited as the world’s first computer programmer.
“Those values are still going strong so we are hoping women from across the county will join us in this fight for the future of the UK.“
The event will be held in the Newstead Centre and will run from 5:30-7:30pm
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