In the lead-up to the June 8th general election, we are are launching a selfie campaign in which people can commit to “10 minutes to save 10,000 lives”.
This commitment refers to the 10,000 people whom disability rights actvists and researchers estimate have lost their lives in relation to having their benefits revoked by the DWP, and encourages people to use their vote this spring to save the thousands more disabled people whose lives are at risk under this government.
We’ll be running this campaign on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. Share a selfie with your poll card or one of our campaign signs, a statement that you will be using your vote to support disabled people’s rights, and the hashtags #CripTheVoteUK and #10for10000 (and any others you want to include).
We’ll be uploading signs to the #CripTheVoteUK Tumblr (https://cripthevoteuk.tumblr.com/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/cripthevoteuk/) that you can print and use, or you can make your own.
The campaign welcomes disabled people, carers and allies alike — we need to work together in order to save 10000 lives this June!