Campaigning groups come together for strength to bring change
Coalition for Economic Justice to be expanded to build unifying campaign
London 16 May 2020: The Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ) announced today that Tom Burgess, Executive Director of Taxpayers Against Poverty has been elected as Chair of CEJ. The appointment arose due to the untimely death of Chair Dr Peter Bowman who died on Friday 17th April, having contracted Covid-19 whilst being treated for cancer.
Tom Burgess proposed that the CEJ broaden its focus and invite proactive campaigning organisations that may have different purposes but share a common agenda of building a fairer society, to work together for economic justice. The aim would be to build critical mass, amplify the message and extend influence in order to shift the political will for practical action in response to the urgency of these critical times.
Coalition for Economic Justice was founded in 2008 by a group of organisations focussed primarily on proposals for Land Value Tax (LVT) as an alternative taxation system that would minimise economic inequality.
Tom Burgess, Chair of Coalition for Economic Justice said:
The initial focus of the refreshed Coalition for Economic Justice will be to develop the network. Numbers really matter for building power to change the political will. History has shown that those campaigns and protests engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change (Source). So, with support of 3.5% of voting population, that’s 1.7 million in the UK, we could achieve change.” We aim to seek support from organisations that collectively online following of over one million which will provide a solid base on which to build a strong campaign.”
Further details on the campaign are currently being developed