The Tell MAMA Pledges against anti-Muslim hate and discrimination

The Tell MAMA Pledges against anti-Muslim hate and discrimination

 

 

Dear Prospective Parliamentary Candidates,

Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) is dedicated to supporting those who face anti-Muslim prejudice, discrimination, racism, and Islamophobia. For over seven years, we have documented rises in incidents of abuse and violence, often against Muslim women, who wear visibly Muslim, and where the data confirmed, revealed a misogynistic dynamic, or, as we saw in 2018, a rise in discrimination cases, showing how prejudice emerges in institutions and individual actions.

That is why we are writing to you, as the struggle to tackle this growing issue requires a societal, collective response. In the coming weeks, before any votes are cast on December 12, we will be releasing a series of parliamentary pledges for the duration of the next parliament that we encourage policymakers and those in the House to sign and to be a voice for mutuality and change.

Only by supporting victims, which begins with an empathetic listening ear, can we understand their needs: from speaking in confidence to reporting an incident to the police on their behalf or ensuring that investigations occur, to dealing with anti-social behaviour, or workplace discrimination, to signposting for legal support or providing support in court, we work to the needs of the individual. Centring their voice, in news articles and groundbreaking research makes Tell MAMA the most authoritative voice on this issue nationwide.

We live in precarious times. Now, more than ever, we must stand for the values dear to our hearts: the values of pluralism, the rule of law, the freedom of thought, the right to love who we choose, the right to define your own gender identity, the right of religious freedom, and to ensure that the most marginalised in our society feel safe in this country. These ideas are called fundamental rights for a reason. It is, therefore, fundamental that we remain steadfast and defend these values from those who seek to curtail them, from those who seek conflict over resolution.

Our identities are varied, as are our lived experiences, and when someone is targeted, assaulted, or discriminated against, we afford them dignity, not disregard.

Let us stay true to our shared values and the courage of our conviction to defend and stand with those who face marginalisation.

Help us be a voice in this debate, inside and outside of parliament. We are here to support and educate others too. Together, we can walk an inclusive path, secure in the understanding that an attack against one minority is an attack on all.

 

Five pledges:

 

  1. We believe that rising levels of anti-Muslim hatred, discrimination, and Islamophobia require practical levels of government funding to reduce it, ensuring that communities feel supported and given a voice.
  2. If elected, we will champion work on reducing hate crimes, inequalities (structural or otherwise), and we will work to challenge anti-Muslim prejudice and discrimination where it manifests.
  3. We will endeavour to challenge politicians who marginalise others or who use language that dehumanise Muslims and other minority groups.
  4. We will also advocate for greater understanding by police forces and other authorities about the varieties of anti-Muslim and Islamophobic abuse, and how the intersecting identities of individuals mean that the challenge of tackling hate crime is not a one-size-fits-all approach.
  5. Given the gendered nature of anti-Muslim hatred and Islamophobia, we will support greater opportunities for Muslim women to speak out and have their experiences centred.

It only takes a few clicks to submit your pledge and your name will appear below. If, however, you do not wish for your name to appear, or, if it was submitted without your knowledge (or in error) do please email info@tellmamauk.org.


 

The list of candidates who’ve endorsed our pledges include:

Full Name Constituency
Full Name Constituency
Julian Tisi Windsor
Rebecca Bell Dunfermline and West Fife
Brian Balcombe Banff & Buchan
Anna Firth canterbury & whitstable
John Macefield Walsall South
Catherine Rose Milton Keynes North
Pippa Heylings South East Cambridgeshire
Pippa Heylings South East Cambridgeshire
Vivien Lichtenstein Kensington
Holly Kal-Weiss Hertsmere
Cllr Ruth Johnson North East Cambridgeshire
Paul Jacobs Spelthorne
Nick Hartley Newcastle upon Tyne East
Carla Denyer Bristol West
Caroline Lucas Brighton Pavilion
Joanne Ainscough Wyre and Preston North
Emily Blake South West Norfolk
Vivien Lichtenstein Kensington
David Nagle Elmet and Rothwell
Olly Glover Tooting
Laura McCarthy Meriden
Geoffrey Seeff Chingford and Woodford Green
Geoffrey Seeff Chingford and Woodford Green
Helen Cross Brentford and Isleworth
Andrew Parkhurst Delyn
Nina Stimson Southend West
Paul Harris Walsall South
Liz Pole Tiverton and Honiton
Daniel Goldsmith Brentford and Isleworth
Martin Blake South Holland and the Deepings
Neil Jameson Poplar and Limehouse
Neil Jameson Poplar and Limehouse
Max Wilkinson Cheltenham
Clareine Enderby Hendon
Ollie Sykes Hove
RoseMary Warrington Ilford South
John Colman Havant
Beki Sellick Peterborough
Beki Sellick Peterborough
Mr Ian Sharpe Loughborough
Mr Ian Sharpe Loughborough
Ed Carlisle Leeds Central
David Jones Blackley & Broughton
Ian Yuill Aberdeen South
Christian Wakeford Bury South
Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett Ipswich
Rhian O'Connor Greenwich and Woolwich
Rachel McGann Mid Bedfordshire
Brent Poland Erewash
Jonathan Essex Reigate
Alex Harris Bridgend
Ian Stotesbury Watford
Andrew Johns Walthamstow
Chris Bain Tamworth
Stephen Psallidas Wansbeck
Tom Morrison Cheadle
Julian Burrett Forest of Dean
Lois Davis Battersea
James Monaghan Hemsworth
Izzy Knowles Birmingham Hall Green
Andrew Chamberlain Glasgow North
Jenny Wilkinson Sutton Coldfield
Kirsten Oswald East Renfrewshire
Mike Davies Bath
Ruth Norbury Wyre and Preston North
David Pinto-Duschinsky Hendon
Charlotte Nichols Warrington North
Sonia Barker Waveney
Jo Rust North West Norfolk
Nukey Proctor Coventry North East
Claire Bonham Croydon North
John Appleby Tynemouth
Stephen Gray Coventry North West
Liz Jarvis Southampton Itchen
Alex White North Devon
Clareine Enderby Hendon
Mark Hendrick Preston
Angie Smith Wealden
Marilyn Solomon Greenwich
Simon Dodd Dover
Perry Peter Smith Gainsborough
Cate TUITT Bethnal Green and Bow
Pamela Fitzpatrick Harrow East
Callum Anderson South West Bedfordshire
Michael Welton Preston
Jon Orrell South Dorset
Ashburn Holder Ilford South
Simon Thomson West Lancashire
Darren Parkinson Bradford West
Darren Parkinson Bradford West
Martin Edobor Witham
Bill Revans Bridgwater and West Somerset
Luigi Gregori North West Hampshire
Jill Hope Northampton South
Rachel CABRAL Gateshead
Daniela Parker Weaver Vale
Daniela Parker Weaver Vale
Lyndsay McAteer Warrington North
John Grogan Keighley
David Nicholl Bromsgrove
David Nicholl Bromsgrove
Chloe-Jane Ross Beckenham
Richard Quigley Isle of Wight
Keith Aspden York Outer
James Windridge Halesowen and Rowley Regis
Tom Brake Carshalton and Wallington
Haneef Ishmael Lewisham and Deptford
Peter Shearman Windsor
Judith Garfield Leyton and Wanstead
Rob O'Carroll Runnymede & Weybridge
Joshua Garfield Braintree
Dick Cole St Austell and Newquay
Joshua Garfield Braintree
Andrew Brown Bristol South
Beatrice Bass Hove
Brian Bostock Mole Valley
Nick Stephens Solihull
chris lofts south northamptonshire
Andi Mohr Stourbridge
Nic Dakin Scunthorpe
Tom Morrison Cheadle
Steve Arrundale Midlothian
Andrew Simpson Daventry
Lois Davis Battersea
Katharine Macy Selby & Ainsty
Karen La Borde Camborne and Redruth
Nick Morphet Hexham
Benjamin Smith Runnymede And Weybridge
Mark Menzies Fylde
Ellen Nicholson South West Wiltshire
Mark Christie Bradford West
Patrick McAleer Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Adrian Spurrell Bedford and Kempston
Gareth Derrick South East Cornwall
Layla Moran Oxford West and Abingdon
Joseph Johnson-Tod Worsley and Eccles South
Tom Franklin York Central
Jane Smith Congleton
Scott Mabbutt Northampton South
Peter Caton Hornchurch & Upminster
Phiippa Deirdre Nell Fleming North East Bedfordshire
Alec Sandiford Stone
Peter Banks Harwich & North Essex
Rosemary Woods Ashfield
Chris Fewtrell South Staffordshire
Kathryn Downs Warley
Rosie Welwyn Hatfield
Rosie Newbigging Welwyn Hatfield
John Davis Wyre Forest
Tom Scott Truro and Falmouth
Talia Hussain Islington South & Finsbury
Andrew Hilland Lanark and Hamilton East
Neil A Taylor Altrincham and Sale West
Sabrina Poole The Cotswolds
David Jones Blackley & Broughton
Lucy Bannister Manchester Withington
Joe Peacock Birmingham, Selly Oak
Karen Wheller Orpington
Sarah Champion Rotherham
Robin Lambert Harborough
Robin Lambert Harborough
Mike Powell Pontypridd
ALI AVAEI Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Dr Rohen Kapur Folkestone and Hythe
Mr Mark A Keir Uxbridge and South Ruislip
Paul Rowlinson Delyn
Brendan D'Cruz Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Quinn Daley Pudsey
Henry Vann Bedford
Adam Bernard Harrow East
Adasm William Colclough Stoke-on-Trent Central
James Martin Archer Erewash
Diane Wood Yeovil
Peter Banks Harwich & North Essex
Cheryl Pidgeon Rushcliffe
Karen La Borde Camborne and Redruth
Matt Buckler Derbyshire Dales
Ken Barker Cardiff South & Penarth
Paul Doherty Belfast West