A little over two weeks ago we came together from 116 countries to share our thoughts, inspiring stories and issues about inequality with the world. It was an amazing few days, and the Blog Action Day team could not be more pleased by what we achieved together.
In a few weeks the Blog Action Day team will be getting in touch to ask you, to help us shape our planning for Blog Action Day 2015.
In the meantime the Blog Action Day team wanted to let you know that our key partner Oxfam, has launched a global campaign on inequality. We encourage you to get involved so you can continue talking (and taking action) on inequality.
Please take a few moments to read about Oxfam’s campaign below.
All the best
Karina and Jason
Blog Action Day team
Thank you for being involved in the Blog Action Day this year. Your commitment in spreading the message about inequality – one of the defining issues of our times – is extremely valuable.
Today, Oxfam is launching a global campaign to end extreme inequality – Even It Up. Campaigners in 37 countries are uniting behind the call for a more equal world. How is it fair that a select few have more money than they could spend in several lifetimes, while millions of people around the world struggle to buy food for their families or send their children to school?
Such extreme inequality is threatening to undo much of the progress made over the past 20 years in tackling poverty. Oxfam knows that inequality is not inevitable. It is the consequence of economic and political choices.
Together, campaigners can challenge the rules that are rigged in favour of the richest, and leaving the rest behind. You could play a critical role in making the campaign’s launch a success.
We’d like you to continue the work you did on #BAD2014 by writing about ‘Even it Up’ on your blog and spreading the message in any way you can.
- Sharegraphics for you to share on social media platforms·
- ‘Even it up’ Facebook/twitter profile icons and cover images
- Killer facts about inequality, tax, public services and gender
- ·Suggested tweets and Facebook updates
We’re in this for the long-haul. We know we can’t solve the inequality crisis overnight. Over the coming months and years, we’ll be taking on governments and big business to make sure they deliver the real change needed to reverse the trend of rising inequality.
From targeting big corporations whose tax dodging activities help deny developing countries billions in revenue, to demanding policies that can close the gender gap, you can play a key role in amplifying the call to ‘Even It Up’ and raise extreme inequality to the top of governments’ agendas.
With best wishes,