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27th March 2019

On the 26th March 2019, Phoebe and Ellie attended the Citizens UK founding assembly for Taunton.  Citizen's Uk is a community organising alliance which 'The Final Straw' is strongly connected with. The organisation aims to strengthen communities and give people a voice.
Ellie and Phoebe both addressed the assembly and raised the issue about plastic pollution, highlighting the shocking statistic that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
They then explained about the Final Straw campaign, and how they want to ban the use of plastic straws in Somerset, to a room of around 350 people. 
The girls were met with huge encouragement for this campaign, with the majority of the assembly showing much support for the ban. It was evident that as a community, Somerset is hugely concerned with the issue of plastic pollution. Overall, it was a very successful evening.

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