16th Nov 2015
Campaigning For Change
Daniel Cockram and his team have taken to the streets of Bristol to show young people that they have the power to make change locally and globally.
The 19-year-old and his group are urging their peers to get involved in social action if they want to make a positive difference in their communities and beyond.
‘I see a lot of people unhappy and disillusioned by today’s society,’ explains Daniel.
‘They don’t know where to turn and they feel disempowered by the constant belief that they can’t do anything.
‘It is their life and their future so it is their duty to have a voice.
‘Members of the public can have a positive impact on their community by campaigning, petitioning the council, holding events or writing to local MPs.’
With Fixers, Daniel and his team helped to create a banner and T-shirts before holding an event in Bristol city centre.
They wanted to inspire others by sharing their passion for social action with members of the public.
To enlarge the group’s Fixers banner, click on the image below.
After speaking to the group, one young person said: ‘It’s really good to know that I can talk to my MP about issues that bother me.
‘I didn’t know it was that easy.’
Daniel adds: ‘We’ve had a great response.
‘I’m hoping that people will realise there are others out there who are trying to change society.’
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