Ask your candidates to tackle digital poverty

by | Apr 29, 2022 | News & Updates | 0 comments

Whether it’s accessing social security, healthcare, education or job opportunities, the digital world is more and more part of our lives. Yet 2.6 million people in the UK are still offline. Whether it’s because of your income, age, rurality, skills or ability needs, it’s not right that so many don’t have access to the life-changing benefits that digital brings.

So we need our elected officials to understand that tackling digital poverty matters.

You can find details of your candidates here. If you have the time, we’d urge you to contact them – and feel free to use the statement below to make things even quicker. We’d love to see any responses you have so we can follow these up. Please do post them on The DPA Community Hub.

Thank you.

Suggested statement:

I’m contacting you as a candidate in my area for the 5th May elections. Whether it’s accessing social security, healthcare, education or job opportunities, it’s never been more important that everyone can access the online world fully, when and how they need to. But we know that many are being left behind. Should you be successful, I’m asking you to work to end digital poverty and ensure that everyone in our community access the online world.

If you’d like to pledge your support to #enddigitalpoverty via social media, please tag @DigiPovAlliance

Thank you.