Tom Franklin

Chair and Regional Party Liaison Officer and Regional Treasurer

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After a long period of not being involved in party politics I joined the Green Party in 2012, as it is the only party that is taking climate change seriously.

Since then I have discovered how many of its policies I like from advocating active transport (walking and cycling) pushing for better local public transport, fighting for better air quality so that we can all have clean air to breathe to the Citizen’s Income. I have also found it warm and friendly, and a great way to get to know York and its people when I moved here in 2015.

I am particularly concerned about the arms trade and the death and destruction that follows from that. I have twice been arrested for trying to prevent arms sales to countries like Saudi Arabia, Israel and Turkey. The first time I was acquitted on the grounds that I was trying to prevent war crimes and crimes against humanity. The second time I was acquitted for using the right to protest, but the Crown Prosecution Service is currently appealing the acquittal.

I am a father with two grown up children and live with my partner and her one-eyed cat in North York.

I am also treasurer of the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Green Party.

US moves to normalize relations with Sudan even though it continues to jail, torture, and attack peaceful protesters and to censor media, and its president has yet to answer ICC charges for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. https://t.co/fw2e8y7K1H

4 percent of corporate media reports about the fires mention climate change or global warming. 4 PERCENT!
The corporate news hacks would rather destroy their children's futures than question big oil & big farming.

https://t.co/ZrDm2049uN

On #WorldChildrensDay, @amnestyusa Calls Out Trump for 'Abhorrent' Detention of Refugee Kids and Families https://t.co/6X0kK3XouD "The United States has failed to protect children's rights... while it continues to pursue cruel policies of hate and demonization."

PRESS RELEASE: Anti-racists to counter Tommy Robinson 'Brexit betrayal' march

- Last night Stephen Yaxley-Lennon announced a march on December 1st in Central London. Here's our press release on the anti-racist response.
https://t.co/a5VOGPn0gT

#XR Training for international coordinators. ✊

Today, 6 - 9 PM
Online

All you out there who want to start organising to bring #ExtinctionRebellion to your your country, join us for this training. 👍

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We only have one planet. 🌎

I've just joined York Cycle Campaign to support safe, convenient, and accessible cycling in York. You can too:: https://t.co/J1wuv8uCMa

So ashamed of the Prime Minister's words. I'm so sorry to Frank and all the @The3Million who have shared their lives with us and given so much https://t.co/xjfuWY4TLY

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