Press release: An exciting alliance has been born today
This is the press release we put out yesterday at about 1:30 while the march was still under way.
Press Release from Put People First
28/3/09 – immediate
Statement by Glen Tarman, Chair of the Put People First co-ordination team.
“Today’s march has brought thousands of people together from more than 150 organisations drawn from a huge range of development, union, faith and environmental groups.
“More than a thousand have joined the march from a huge ecumenical church service led by the Bishop of London.
“Similar events have taken place in towns and cities across the globe.
“All have been united by the clear message that the G20 leaders at their summit next week cannot go back to business as usual. They must take action for jobs, to stop climate chaos and to fight poverty and inequality throughout the world.
“But today’s march is not the end of our campaign, but the start. The UK holds the chair of the G20 group for the rest of this crucial year when the G8, the G20 and the United Nations all meet to chart a way through the recession. And 2009 ends with the vital Copenhagen climate conference.
“An exciting alliance has been born today. We will keep up the pressure on world leaders and the UK government to address our demands and put people first.”
March 29th, 2009