Admittedly I was a bit slow in blogging about the campaign against proposals to shake up DLA and AA payments.
But, still, what has happened in the first couple of weeks of the campaign is extraordinary.
Organisers had hoped to persuade 1,000 claimants, carers and support workers to back the campaign as part of a 100-day fight to prevent the Government’s green paper from progressing any further.
They exceeded that number within 24 hours and currently around 19,000 people have signed up. The response has been so great that a dedicated site has been set up to try and help co-ordinate all the responses.
The next stage of the campaign is focusing on politicians.
Organisers are asking supporters to contact their MP or regional assembly member and ask them what they are going to do about this issue – something I’ll be doing this week in a letter to our lavishly-haired local MP.
Summer is traditionally regarded as quite a slow period for news and campaigns.
I’m delighted this one seems to be the exception to the rule.