Petition is successful with 1,316 signatures
To: The Executive of York City Council
Give a home to asylum seekers in York
We have handed in our petition yesterday and with over 1300 signatures it felt great.
What seemed like a lot of empty words, by our head of York Council Chris Steward, was challenged and questioned by other 38degrees members and myself. Last night the council announced to take on 60 refugees over the next five years. A great start but we still need to keep behind it to make sure we start acting now and not only within the next five years.
We also asked Councillor Steward as our representative to the government to push for quick action which will take place now and won't be delayed longer. He told us the answer to most of the questions will be he doesn't know yet.
So let's keep up the good work to make sure actions speak louder than words.
Here is a picture of the handover yesterday:
A press article regarding the handover:
And the link to my interview on BBC Radio York yesterday morning.
Listen to it at about 1h13mins in:
Thank you again so much for your support. The petition would have been nothing without you!
All the best,