50:50 VOICE – our March e-zine is here!

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50:50 Voice - March 2018
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Hi, 
 
Welcome to the second edition of 50:50 Voice, 50:50 Parliament's fantastic e-magazine. March has been super exciting: 
  • 50:50 joined #March4Women
  • 50:50 were invited to the Speaker's House to an event called 'Deeds Not Words: How to get to a 50:50 Parliament' (music to our ears!) 
  • On International Women's Day, Rosie Duffield MP hosted an event for us to #PressForProgress in Parliament
People have been asking women to stand and so far over 120 have signed up!

During April, we will be joining forces with comedian Natalie Cutler to put on her acclaimed show 'Not Yet Suffragette' - come along for a fun filled evening! For details, see below.
  
We also spoke to Helen Grant, Conservative MP for Maidstone and the Weald, about her experiences as a women in politics. Read what she had to say here
 
Thanks for all your on-going support!
 
Mojo Abidi
Editor

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Ten Questions for Helen Grant MP
"Having been a family solicitor with my own business for 23 years I was looking for new challenges in my life. Becoming an MP seemed a natural step to take, I believed I had many transferrable skills to bring to the role and I had the unending encouragement and support of my husband.Read Helen's answers here >
Campaign News
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March4Women

50:50 joined Care UK for a fantastic #March4Women! We were side by side with Sadiq Khan, calling for better gender balance in Parliament.

Read more >
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Press For Progress

On #IWD2018, 50:50 rallied on the railings and joined winning women MPs to #PressForProgress with our #AskHerToStand campaign.

Read more >
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50:50 at WOW Festival

The Women of the World festival celebrates all things female. 50:50 Parliament set up a stall at WoW for #EqualSeats and #EqualSay.

Read more >
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#AskHerToStand with WI

50:50 Parliament spent an evening with Tooting Women's Institute inspiring, supporting & encouraging women on their way to Westminster!

Read more >
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Kent Labour women
Rosie Duffield inspired other Kent Labour women to consider running for Parliament.
Read more >
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CWO conference
The Conservative Women's annual conference was full of politically engaged women.
Read more >
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Inspiring speeches
Read 50:50 Ambassador Isabel Adomakoh Young's motivating speech from #March4Women
Read more >
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Youth engagement
50:50 Parliament took our campaign to Pipers Corner Girls School in Buckinghamshire.
Read more >
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Solidarity for 50:50
Scottish politician Mhairi Black MP wore the 50:50 pin at PMQs in a show of solidarity.
Read more >
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Official merchandise
The famous 50:50 pins (as worn by Jeremy Corbyn) are available on our Etsy store.
Buy here >
Upcoming events
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Not Yet Suffragette Comedy Show!

8-12 April 2018 - London

Join actor, writer and comedian Natalie Cutler for an evening of laughs in support of 50:50 Parliament in her acclaimed show "Not Yet Suffragette" - with 10% sales of going to 50:50. Come along for a fun filled evening and take action for equality with a smile on your face. Buy your tickets here

Read more >
This month's must-reads
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50:50 Mascots and Missions
Lexie Evans joined 50:50 Parliament for work experience - and is now a proud Ambassador! She wrote an article and created a video about our campaign and her time with us.
Read more >
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50:50 featured in iNews
'Why MPs are wearing 50:50 badges at Prime Minister's Questions' A number of MPs have been spotted over recent weeks sporting our 50:50 badges, read iNews' piece on our famous pins.
Read more >
Join us to get more women elected to Westminster!
Our Ambassadors act as a megaphone to the rest of the country, telling people who we are and why gender equality at Westminster is essential. We need enthusiastic people to promote the 50:50 Parliament cause and our #AskHerToStand campaign – to bring about real change.
Get Involved >
 
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