Campaigning for respectful politics is a key part of our work to make change on the issues that Jo Cox was passionate about.
Robust debate and scrutiny are essential aspects of our democratic process; abuse and intimidation shouldn’t have to be. Abuse can make elected representatives feel they need to step down and put potential future candidates off standing altogether. We all have a responsibility to challenge this.
In the run-up to local and general elections, we urge all candidates standing for election to commit a respectful campaign and positively shape political discourse by taking the Civility Pledge.
To be notified when the Civility Pledge for an election period is live, join our mailing list to receive The Jo Cox Foundation monthly newsletter.
Share your Civility Pledge on social media
Download the graphic and share it on your social media channels using the hashtag #CivilityPledge. Example post:
Ahead of the May local elections, I am taking the @JoCoxFoundation’s #CivilityPledge. I will run a respectful campaign, foster constructive democratic debate and demonstrate compassion. #MoreInCommon
For more tips – such as how to share your Civility Pledge through a video, or what to do if you face intimidation or abuse when campaigning, download the Civility Pledge Pack.