Lift the Ban campaign
In addition to Restore’s relational work to welcome and integrate refugees and asylum seekers, Restore also works for change to improve the systems and structures that impinge on the lives on refugees and asylum seekers. Restore has signed up as a partner in the Lift the Ban campaign which is lobbying the government to change their policy and allow asylum seekers to work after they have been in the asylum process for 6 months. Asylum Matters and Refugee Action are leading the campaign. As part of the campaign, there will be local Days of Action.
Join us for the Birmingham Lift the Ban Day of Action! One of the many Days of Action across the UK in June!
Carrs Lane Church on Friday 28th June – 3.30-5pm
We want to show that Birmingham fully supports the campaign calling for the right to work for those seeking asylum. It is a crucial time in the campaign as the Home Office has stated it will be reviewing the policy, so we need to show that people across the country support the ban being lifted. We will also be celebrating that Birmingham City Council are publicly behind the campaign and Councillor John Cotton will be speaking at the event along with people with direct experience of the ban.
We will also have placard making, music, refreshments – hopefully ice cream!
We will ask all who attend to write a postcard to Home Secretary, Sajid Javid asking him to lift the ban!
You can either confirm your attendance via this Eventbrite link or just come along on the day!!
For more information about the national campaign please click here