Crowd funding for legal cases

Our colleagues have ask us to share information about their crowdfunding campaign to help more disabled people take court cases against public transport providers who discriminate against disabled people. This is what they say about their latest campaign:

Dear Colleagues,

I am emailing you as our DDPO Legal Network members to let you know about an important initiative from Disability Justice Project.

We are raising money to fund and organise support to enable Disabled people to bring court cases about discrimination on public transport.  We very much hope you can support this important campaign.

It is left to Disabled people to enforce our rights under the Equality Act 2010 and we know how difficult and risky it is for many of us to take public transport providers to court.

This is why today we are launching the #TransportJustice campaign and a crowd funding appeal to raise money to pay for legal costs, court fees and insurance to enable Disabled people to get legal advice and representation in cases which have potential to change policy or practice.

The appeal is available at:

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/fight-disability-discrimination

We know what we set out to do is not easy and any support that you can give us will make a huge difference.

Here are some things you can do:

  • Share the appeal on social media,
  • Encourage your colleagues, friends and supporters to donate,
  • Encourage your colleagues, members and supporters to take part in the social media campaign by sharing their experience of traveling on public transport using hashtag #TransportJustice.

If you are interested, I’d be happy to give more information about how the fund will work.

Best wishes,

Svetlana Kotova

Disability Justice Project Co-ordinator

Inclusion London

336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA

Tel: 020 7237 3181, office SMS: 0771 839 4687

svetlana.kotova@inclusionlondon.org.uk

www.inclusionlondon.org.uk    

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