At the minute, we don’t have a genuine say in any of the decisions that affect OUR community, OUR livelihoods, OUR health…
Most of the time we don’t get consulted about changes – even when we do, our views are ignored! Decisions are handed down to us. Where’s the democracy in that?
If you agree and want to change this, then Citizens Assembly South Tyneside (CAST) is right by your side!
By standing together, CAST can become a strong, independent, DEMOCRATIC force. As an Assembly member YOU can help create a badly-needed, democratic voice in South Tyneside - a voice which CAN’T be ignored.
CAST pledges to:
CAST is NOT a ‘talking shop’ or a place to come and complain about things. By working together, CAST can attract expert advice and funding and by pooling our skills and knowledge, we can develop policies that will benefit the whole of our community.
We are NOT party political - we warmly welcome all members who simply support the development of a truly inclusive and representative DEMOCRATIC system.
Just 3 reasons you should join CAST:
When political representatives and institutions are condemned in the eyes of the public and voter turnout is low, you know we have a serious democratic deficit not only in our own region but throughout the whole country. Nationally, our democracy is broken and there is an urgent need for PEOPLE to create community-based representative Assemblies to fill the vacuum.
CAST was founded in October 2019 and we will be launching in July 2020. Our accountable Coordinating and Working Groups are preparing campaign proposals.
Membership of CAST is open to all those who support the aims set out in our constitution.
CAST is unique – an innovative, creative LOCAL response to the lack of inclusive democratic in the borough.