On Wednesday the 4th of February Manchester Generation Rent will be joining fellow renters and campaigners from all over the country in central London for Rent Freedom Day.
Rent Freedom Day is an all-day event where renters and their allies can take action to show MPs and others politicians that in this election year we are no longer willing to sit back and have our issues, our every day lives and experiences, ignored.
There will be a free bus leaving Manchester at 7:00 am from Manchester Piccadilly Station. You must RSVP here to reserve your place on the bus. The bus is scheduled to leave London at 17:30, so please plan to be back in Manchester after 21:00. A long day, but one full of excitement and energy! Pollyanna will be in touch with those who have registered to give all the details of the trip.
There will be political activities - the chance to lobby your MP, to learn how to organise at a local level to help yourself and your neighbours, and to hear where all the main political parties stand on the housing crisis. You will get practical advice on renters’ rights. You will be asked for your input on how renters’ lives can be improved. There will also be some stand-up comedy to enjoy.
Showing our faces in numbers is important. MPs will find us harder to ignore if we are in front of them, telling them as it is up to us whether they stay in the job or not. Politicians have spent too long not doing enough for renters, Rent Freedom Day is one of the steps we are taking to redress the balance.