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WOW Petition Campaign, created by disabled people and building on Pat’s Petition, calls for a cumulative impact assessment of welfare reforms.

What: A small group of disabled people who met online start the WOW Petition Campaign to advance and expand the demands of a previous campaign, Pat’s Petition. They aim to use the government’s petition website to secure more than 100,000 signatures on their call for a cumulative impact assessment of all the government’s welfare reforms, and to call for the abolition of the WCA. Disabled comedian Francesca Martinez is the public face of the campaign and Labour’s John McDonnell MP supports the parliamentary end of the campaign.

Why significant: High-profile activism by disabled campaigners that will draw attention to the cumulative impact on disabled people of the government’s programme of cuts and reforms.


'WOW Petition Campaign'