Join Neal Lawson and Zoe Williams, plus more to be announced for the launch of
Progressive Principles & First Steps, as developed by a West Midlands grassroots initiative
This is a participative Workshop which will ask:
- Can you live with the Progressive Principles & First Steps, as a basis for building consensus?
- What practical, concrete steps should be taken next?
|The Progressive Principles developed by the grassroots initiative are…|
|Enabling Potential: Everyone has an equal opportunity to develop their full individual potential|
|Equal Society: Everyone is included and our basic human needs are provided for|
|Participatory Democracy: Everyone’s voice is heard and every vote counts equally|
|Environmental Sustainability: Everyone feels our local environment is our home, and the planet is preserved for our children and grandchildren|
|An Economy for the Common Good: Everyone’s needs are supported through regulated and responsible markets with mixed ownership models and by fostering local economies|
|This means First Steps like…|
|● Well paid and rewarding work ● Secure tenancies and building more affordable housing ● Investing in green manufacturing and technology ● Having a safety net and decent minimum income for all ● Proportional Representation & empowered local councils & neighbourhoods ● Making the UK self-sufficient in renewable energy generation ● Investing in early childhood education and care ● Closing down tax havens ● An independent and truthful media – starting with implementing Leveson ● Clean up Westminster – starting with the revolving door and lobbying|