On the 16th of June 2016, Britain tragically lost a dedicated, hardworking mother, wife and MP – Jo Cox. As we’re approaching a year after Jo Cox was brutally murdered serving her constituents, The Great Get Together taking place 16 – 18 of June this year is a national event held to commemorate Jo Cox and all the fantastic and important causes she stood for.
Shortly after Cox’s murder, her husband Brendan released one of the most powerful statements, one that is still quoted in British politics today.
“Today is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives. More difficult, more painful, less joyful, less full of love. I and Jo’s friends and family are going to work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo.”
“Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy, and a zest for life that would exhaust most people. She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her.
“Hate doesn’t have a creed, race or religion, it is poisonous.”
This event is set to remember Jo Cox’s legacy as a woman who stood up for her constituents and on issues that affect not only those she was elected to represent, but on a national and global scale. In Jo’s first speech in Parliament on the diverse community in her constituency she said that “we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.”
In the spirit of Jo Cox and her wonderful legacy, sign up to hold an event in your local area in her memory and to unite against the hatred that killed her.
Sign up here.