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Avaaz: Days to Stop Europe's Biggest Shame! PLEASE SIGN

World  (tags: Europe, Mediterranean, refugees, boat people, EU leaders, vote, emergency humanitarian plan, Refugees & Relief, refuge )

- 1465 days ago -
In days, for the first time, Cameron and EU leaders will vote on an emergency humanitarian plan to save lives & provide safe refuge. But shamefully, Britain (& others) is threatening to bring it down, using us as an excuse: "public doesn't want to help"!


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Evelyn B (63)
Sunday June 21, 2015, 1:02 pm
Days to Stop Europe’s Biggest Shame!

Terrified children, fleeing war and hunger, are drifting in rusting boats somewhere on the Mediterranean, praying they do not drown.

We could finally throw them a lifeline -- in days, for the first time ever, Cameron and EU leaders will vote on an emergency humanitarian plan to save lives and provide safe refuge.

But shamefully, Britain, together with countries like Czech Republic, Poland, and Spain is threatening to bring it all crashing down. Worse still, our government is using us as an excuse, claiming the British public doesn’t want to help!

We only have days to counter this narrative here and all over Europe with a massive call for compassion -- Avaaz has the chance to deliver our call straight into the leaders’ summit. Sign up now and let's show them we won’t accept this death sentence for the desperate.

To the European Commission and all EU Heads of State and Government:

As concerned citizens, we welcome the Commission’s Agenda on Migration as a first necessary step towards a strong and humane asylum system across the EU. We call on you to urgently adopt a comprehensive plan that saves lives, ensures the safe and legal resettlement of refugees, and establishes a fair and binding system to receive and assist people seeking refuge in Europe. We oppose any military action that hinders rescue efforts or puts those seeking sanctuary at risk.

Evelyn B (63)
Sunday June 21, 2015, 1:08 pm
There is a second stage - a message to Cameron ... after signing the petition

Judy C (91)
Sunday June 21, 2015, 1:18 pm
Evelyn, the link takes you to a page that says it doesn't work.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 21, 2015, 3:07 pm
Tried twice--nothing.

Carol R (11)
Sunday June 21, 2015, 8:13 pm
Same here Evelyn. Said sorry, no page here. Wait! If you leave the page up long enough it will take you to another. On the right there is a heading called Happening Now showing petitions that have been signed. Eventually this petition will show and if you click on it, you can sign, then the second petition will come up to sign as well.
Done and thanks Evelyn.

Animae C (509)
Sunday June 21, 2015, 8:35 pm
Found it here....

375,780 have signed

Couldn't do the second part, i'm not on any other networks.

Thanx Evelyn

Evelyn B (63)
Sunday June 21, 2015, 10:55 pm
Days to Stop Europe’s Biggest Shame! should work.
There was an extra s that slipped in at the end of the url ..... sorry, folks!

AniMae - there's also an email to Cameron on the follow up page - doesn't need fb or twitter etc

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday June 21, 2015, 11:25 pm
Signed petition and sent the tweets out.
Thanks Evelyn.

Dogan O (2)
Monday June 22, 2015, 12:40 am
noted and signed

Angelika Kempter (96)
Monday June 22, 2015, 2:06 am
Thank you Evelyn-signed

Rose Becke (141)
Monday June 22, 2015, 2:48 am

Ben O (128)
Monday June 22, 2015, 7:14 am
Signed. Thanks for the link, AniMae...

John De Avalon (36)
Monday June 22, 2015, 7:20 am
They're human beings!!!! We can't just leave them to drown.

I agree the issue of economic migrants is a problem that needs looking at, but genuine asylum seekers, people fleeing murder, torture, persecution etc. giving such people sanctuary is something we have always done and should continue to do so.

elaine c (75)
Monday June 22, 2015, 7:27 am
signed with correct link, thanks AniMae for correct one

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday June 22, 2015, 8:39 am
Thanks for joining! SSN
Posted to all three on FB too.

Ninette M (2)
Monday June 22, 2015, 11:27 am
Noted & Signed. Got through to link, no problem. TY Evelyn.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 22, 2015, 12:01 pm
But I believe Europe's biggest shame, is what they did at first to these countries (and continents)....

Birgit W (160)
Monday June 22, 2015, 12:31 pm
Sorry, I am getting the following message: "OUR APOLOGIES! THIS LINK DID NOT WORK."

Birgit W (160)
Monday June 22, 2015, 12:32 pm
Ok, I signed the petition with your different link. Thanks.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday June 22, 2015, 12:38 pm
400,237 have signed. Includes me. I had the same issue of page not found but I waited and it finally came up.

Dotti L (85)
Monday June 22, 2015, 1:08 pm
I tried twice and did not get the petition.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 22, 2015, 1:24 pm
Link doesn't work

donald Baumgartner (6)
Monday June 22, 2015, 1:58 pm
" No page"

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Monday June 22, 2015, 2:24 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you

marie therese Hanulak (8)
Monday June 22, 2015, 4:02 pm
I've never seen anything so heart breaking as the boat loads of people with o food or clean water, being pushed out back to sea. I was ashamed to be human!

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday June 22, 2015, 4:58 pm
S&N, Thanks

sylvie C (46)
Monday June 22, 2015, 5:39 pm
Already signed and posted, thank you Evelyn.

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Monday June 22, 2015, 8:52 pm
Petition signed with corrected link. Thank you

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 2:13 am
Signed the 2 petitions--noted--thanks Evelyn.

Ken L (28)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 4:23 am
Signed and noted, Thanks .

Sayenne H (92)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 4:37 am
Signed and noted

Roslyn McBride (26)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 5:15 am
The page link didn't work so couldn't sign. However, having lived in England for 20+ years I can say it is very likely the public do not want to help refugees, there have been too many race riots for some time. I would not call this an excuse on Cameron's part, I think it's very likely the truth.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 5:25 am

Marco Baracca (41)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 9:10 am



Lona G (66)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 10:00 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Evelyn.

fly bird (26)
Tuesday June 23, 2015, 9:05 pm
signed, thank you, Evelyn

Bob P (394)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 7:26 am
Thank you Evelyn

Hugh Smith (112)
Wednesday June 24, 2015, 12:55 pm
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