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To: Lewes District Council

Refugees Welcome in Lewes

Refugees Welcome in Lewes

Offer to home 10 refugee families in our town

Why is this important?

Aylan, the toddler who drowned fleeing Syria, was just three years old. His town was under attack by Isis. His five year old brother and his mum also died trying to reach safety.

Yet, in September our prime minister said ‘we won't take any more refugees’, he then reluctantly u-turned and has agreed to take 20,000, but over the course of five years.

He thinks that most of us don't care. But 38 Degrees members do care. We don't want Britain to be the kind of country that turns its back as people drown in their desperation to flee places like Syria.

So let's stand up for Britain's long tradition of helping refugees fleeing war. Let's show the Prime Minister that we, the people of the UK, are proud to do our part and provide refuge to people in their hour of need.

Please sign and share, or start your own petition for your town or city here:


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Reasons for signing

  • Because Britain has a long tradition of humanitarianism .
  • Sometimes you just have to do what's right
  • People are in desperate fear of their lives, and neither our government nor the EU have a concerted strategy to help them. Offering them a specific refuge seems the only way forward.


2015-09-13 20:26:36 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2015-09-05 23:06:22 +0100

500 signatures reached

2015-09-04 19:27:14 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-09-04 18:47:17 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-09-04 18:36:09 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-09-04 18:26:57 +0100

10 signatures reached