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  • Learning & teaching about Brexit

    Brexit is a massive political change process. Over the next few years Parliament will make numerous decisions that change the future of Britain . What happens depends on who has a say in the process. Most industries and major interest groups employ analysts and lobbyists …

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    June 2017: campaign training

    When people complain but are not heard, it is time to campaign. But effective campaigning skills, knowledge, contacts and confidence as well as passion. People deserve more opportunities to develop the ability to influence decisions that affect their lives. Disasters can be prevented, problems solved and …

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    Democracy Matters Update Nov 2014 – Vol. 5.8

    This updates includes several opportunities for political education, including Parliament Week, proposals for voter engagement, our Declaration for Democracy, Magna Carta workshops, NHS Citizen, SMK campaign training workshops and more: do pass these on to anyone who can make use of them – and try …

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  • From Our Practical Politics Blog

    Why can’t political news be more like cookery?

    Last week the Guardian published a short guide to action on an issue in the news, to end female genital mutilation (FGM), including links to a petition and organisations campaigning on FGM. Two weeks earlier, on 1 Feb, in Guardian Money Patrick Collinson showed how people …

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    Democracy Matters Action Update August 2013

    It is easier to get stories into the media while politicians are away from Westminster. If you want journalists to find you, AskCharity is a free service to help journalists find case studies and information from non-profit organisations, who can also use it to build …

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    Parliamentary Watch

    Timesacle: Ongoing

    Purpose: Lobby ministers, politicians and decision-makers

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    Developing Democracy Through Citizens’ Policy Forums

    Titus Alexander
    Convener, Democracy Matters

    A Parliament for Health could develop a model for “Citizens’ Policy Forums” to improve democratic government by strengthening public participation and connecting civil society with the political process in new ways, using interactive meetings, the internet and imaginative forms of active participation, round the issues people care about. They would be a form of practical political education, through which people learn how to contribute their experience and expertise about health to the policy-making process.

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  • From Our Practical Politics Blog

    How would a Parliament for Health work?

    The Francis Report shows the tragic consequences when patients and carers do not have a voice and are not heard. Improving systems, management and inspection is part of the answer. But this does not address the lack of democratic accountability and scrutiny in health matters. …

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  • From Our Practical Politics Blog

    We need a Parliament for Health

    We need to look at how our democracy deals with health issues in response to the Francis Report into the terrible failures of care at Mid-Staffordshire Hospital. This blog looks are why we need a ‘Parliament for Health’; the next blog looks at what it …

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    Democracy Matters submission on lobbying

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