02 December 2019
19:00 - 21:00
Honor Oak Community Centre, London, United Kingdom
Extinction Rebellion Lewisham
All members of the public are invited to this General Election hustings, hosted by Extinction Rebellion (XR) Lewisham.
All candidates for the Lewisham constituency have been invited to this hustings. Questions from the public can be on any subject and everyone is welcome to submit questions in the first half hour.
XR Lewisham are hosting this event to hold all of the candidates to account about how they will represent Lewisham on the urgent matter of the climate and ecological crisis.
The government formed through this election will be that which chooses whether we continue to contribute to the ecological catastrophe or not. Do we choose the path of societal collapse and an uncertain future or a reconnected, reinvigorated society? We demand the true nature of this election be made clear to all.
We call on all general election candidates to sign up to the ‘Three Demands Bill’: https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/demands/
XR has three demands:
1. Tell the truth. Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
2. Act Now. Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
3. Beyond Politics. Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.