Saturday, 10 March 2018

Celebrate democracy over a cup of tea!

Earlier this week we celebrated International Women’s Day, and in the year that marks the centenary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act which gave the first women the right to vote and ninety years since all men and women over 21 were able to vote, I am supporting Parliament’s EqualiTeas. EqualiTeas (18th June-2nd July) aim to encourage people to share, debate and celebrate what equality means to them over a cup of tea. Historically, tea parties were hotbeds of political activism as they were one of the few ways women could meet without men to discuss and plan. The leading suffrage organisations used tea parties as central elements in their campaigning to increase awareness, discuss tactics and raise money. These events are a fantastic idea to bring people together to reflect on how far we share our ideas on how we can create an even more equal society.

By registering an event on the EqualiTeas website, you will receive a free pack of resources. I encourage you to get involved and celebrate what equality means to you.