Take the schoolwear campaign to Westminster

The campaign group for Fair Trade Schoolwear have an opportunity at the Westminster Parliament to raise awareness of issues related to the supply of cotton. In particular they want to draw public attention to the plight of children in other countries who are denied an education and forced to work in the cotton industry.

Early Day Motion 1284 "Human Rights and the Cotton Production Industry in Uzbekistan" refers to the hundreds of thousands of children forced to pick cotton in Uzbekistan.

Details of the EDM are at:

http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/1284

There is also information on the Environmental Justice Foundation website at: http://www.ejfoundation.org/page141.html

Only five Scottish MPs have signed the EDM.

Please consider asking your MPs to sign the EDM. This will raise awareness of the issue by attracting the attention of politicians and journalist. If enough sign, it could lead to a debate.

Published on 21 February 2012 - Information for Members
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