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conscience TAXES FOR PEACE NOT WAR, works for a world where taxes are used to nurture peace, not pay for war.

We campaign for a progressive increase in the amount of UK tax spent on peacebuilding, and a corresponding decrease in the amount spent on war and preparation for war. We also campaign for the legal right of those with a conscientious objection to war to have the entire military part of their taxes spent on peacebuilding.

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An invitation to the Conscience AGM

Conscience’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is going to be held on the 11th July next month.

The Annual General Meeting is an important event where Conscience engages with its membership in making the big decisions about what we want, how we wish to tackle militarism in the UK and how we can make Britain a country that stands for peace.

This is where you, Conscience’s supporters, get to make your voices heard. We would would like to invite you to come along and tell us how you think we can best further our aim to build a more stable and prosperous world.

We have a major campaign ahead of us in the coming year and the Conscience team will be working hard at making it successful. We’re currently working on getting our Taxes for Peace Bill through Parliament next year to commemorate the Military Service Act 1916.

We will be doing this by lobbying Members of Parliament to support our Bill, ensuring we get as many votes as we can. In order to do this, Conscience needs to raise money to support this campaign by increasing awareness amongst MPs that this is something their constituents care about. This is where you can get involved.

You can support us by becoming a member of the campaign and advising from where you are, joining the Executive Committee or taking part in our formal meetings which take place four times a year in London.

You can also support Conscience’s crowdfunding campaign which will allow us to raise £1,000 to ensure we have a presence at least one party conference this year.

Conscience is made and driven by you: our supporters. The best way to help make sure we are doing everything we can to work towards peace is by attending the AGM and ensuring that your voice is heard.

The meeting will be held across from Euston station, once again generously offered to us by Friends House. We have a formal agenda for the AGM and encourage you to come along and contribute. The floor will be opened up for questions, thoughts and suggestions.

This is a fantastic opportunity has arisen to get really involved in peacebuilding as our Treasurer  Secretary is stepping down after four years at Conscience. If you think you’re ready to take on the responsibility of working for a more secure world, please come to the AGM and show your support.

If you’re not fortunate enough to be able to make it to London that day, you can let us know your views by post, phone or email. Conscience always appreciates the views of our members and we hope to see you there on the day.

Date: 11th July

Time: 3-5pm

Location: Friends House, 173 Euston Road, Euston, London NW1 2BJ

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