Common myths about a Citizens Assembly:
Citizens’ Assembly South Tyneside (CAST) is unique – an innovative, creative response to the lack of inclusive democracy in the borough. At the minute, we don’t have a genuine say in any of the decisions that affect OUR community, OUR livelihoods, OUR health…
Most of the time we don’t get consulted about changes – even when we do, a lot of the time our views are ignored! Decisions are handed down to us. Where’s the democracy in that?
If you agree and want to change this, then CAST is on your side! By standing together, CAST can become a strong, independent and DEMOCRATIC force.
CAST pledges to:
Just 3 reasons YOU should join CAST:
We are NOT party political - we warmly welcome all members who simply support the development of a truly inclusive and representative DEMOCRATIC system. As an Assembly member YOU can help create a much needed democratic voice in South Tyneside - a voice which CAN’T be ignored. Membership of CAST is open to all those who support the aims set out in our constitution.
Don’t conform to THEIR definitions! Break their mould and re-CAST democracy in South Tyneside!