Aisha Malik-Smith

FOR DISABLED MEMBERS

@avocadamn

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'Nothing about us without us' is the key principle of the Disabled people’s movement – this must be embedded in the Party and Labour in government. We know too often Disabled people’s representation is tokenistic or limited to a struggle for accessibility.

I’m re-standing for Disabled Member’s Officer to put our rights at the heart of policy issues affecting us, so we can self-organise, and have access to all levels of the party.

As a Caseworker & Organiser for a local UNISON branch, I understand the issues facing workers in the Health & Social Care sectors – and have lived experience of the barriers Disabled people face in accessing services.

Young Labour must remain a compassionate and organised socialist movement, nurturing Disabled members as trade unionists and activists.

My priorities in the role include:

  • Running political education events on the history of the Disabled people’s movement & contemporary policy campaigns, raising awareness of Disabled people’s activism
  • Developing a network of young Disabled members, providing a space for activist development and advice.
  • Pushing for Party funding for access support at all events. I’m a proud Unite member, Chair of Lewisham Deptford CLP, and supported by Momentum and trade unionists to fight for a socialist future.

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