Representatives from Warm This Winter, 350.org, Debt Justice, 38 Degrees and Fuel Poverty Action went to the Prime Minister’s front door to deliver four petitions, representing more than 800,000 people demanding action to help people afford energy and fix our broken energy system.
We were joined by Raymond, Kay, and Tina, members of the 38 Degrees, Debt Justice, and Fuel Poverty Action communities respectively, who are feeling the worst impacts of this crisis.
Here’s what Raymond had to say:
“I feel let down by this Government. Each year I am colder, struggling more and with less support. I am blind and the devices I use to help me get through life daily take a lot of electricity to charge. My partner has health issues that means we HAVE to be warm and we’re choosing between heating, charging the devices that help me live my life and eating. It's no way to live. All I ask from Rishi Sunak and his Government is to fix this broken energy system.”
“Lack of government support and energy company profiteering means that this Christmas I have a choice between going into debt or living in a cold damp home. It is an impossible choice and only government action can solve the crisis.”
The sheer volume of people who are demanding action to help with energy bills should be a crystal clear signal to Rishi Sunak that the cost of energy is at the top of the agenda for people around the country. The energy crisis is still not over - people need support right now, and we need action that will bring down bills permanently. The only way to do this is to:
Next year will be a big one for UK politics, and with your help, we’re going to keep fighting to make sure building a better energy system that works for all of us is a top priority.
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