Early day motion 249

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That this House welcomes the Stop the War on the Poor initiative which commemorates Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign launched just before his assassination on 4 April 1968; further welcomes the RISE Out of Poverty Act now before the US Congress, which would make the elimination of child poverty the priority of welfare policy and recognises the caring work of mothers and other carers; believes that the UK would benefit from a similar policy since four million UK children, one in three, are living in poverty; notes that Dr King condemned the Vietnam War, accusing Congress of hostility to the poor by spending military funds with alacrity and generosity; further notes that he supported mothers' right to welfare, a living wage and a guaranteed income for all; rejects US-style workfare as it forces unwaged carers to work for their benefits, undermining both the minimum wage and pay equity; and reaffirms humanity's assumption that every child is precious to the whole society, and that every primary carer is entitled to resources and support for their life-saving, life-enhancing caring work.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 16.07.2014
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 16.07.2014
Champion, Sarah Labour Party Rotherham 18.11.2014
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 15.07.2014
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 10.07.2014
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 16.07.2014
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 16.07.2014
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 10.07.2014
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 14.07.2014
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 16.07.2014
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 10.07.2014
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 17.07.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 15.07.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 15.07.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 15.07.2014
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 15.07.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 15.07.2014
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 17.07.2014
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 22.07.2014
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 10.07.2014
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 17.07.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 09.07.2014
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 14.07.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 10.07.2014
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 21.07.2014
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 10.07.2014
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 15.07.2014
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 16.07.2014
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 05.09.2014
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 14.07.2014
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 16.07.2014
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 01.09.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 15.07.2014
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 16.07.2014
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 16.07.2014
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 15.07.2014
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 15.07.2014
Williamson, Chris Labour Party Derby North 16.07.2014
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 03.09.2014