It's 100 years since (some) women won the vote, but most of us still don't have a vote that matters.
From 8pm on Monday to 8pm on Tuesday, 407 people are fasting for 24 hours to protest our broken democracy and call for Proportional Representation.
A century ago, around 70% of the adult population were not allowed to vote. Thanks to decades of struggle by suffragists and suffragettes, most adults can now vote - but millions of us still do not have a vote that counts. 68% of votes had no impact on the makeup of Parliament in the 2017 general election. If you want Parliament to reflect the people, join the movement and help win the biggest leap forward for UK democracy in 100 years.
We know that we live in a world where people still go hungry and discrimination impacts too many of us. We aim to honour these realities, and contribute to a society where such inequality and injustice is overcome. Contribute what funds you can and help Make Votes Matter, a women's rights charity and a food bank charity we're supporting through #Hungry4Democracy.
Who's taking part?
Follow live: #Hungry4Democracy
What's this all about?
On 6th February 1918 the Representation of the People Act passed into law, extending voting rights to some women and all men over 21 for the first time. Until then, around 70% of the adult population were not allowed to vote.
Today all adults are allowed to vote but - thanks to our First Past the Post voting system - most of us still don't have a vote that counts. In the 2017 general election, 68% of votes had no impact on the result, either going to losing candidates or piling up in safe seats without influencing the makeup up Parliament.
We're hunger striking to draw attention to the injustice of a voting system that denies representation to millions, returns Parliaments that don't reflect the voters, and gives us governments that most of us didn't vote for.
We're calling for Proportional Representation, so that seats match votes and everyone has a vote that matters equally. And we're calling on everyone who wants fair votes to join the movement and take action to win real democracy in the UK.
The passing of the 1918 Act was the result of decades of campaigning by suffragists and suffragettes. We recognise the severity of what these campaigners went through to win the vote, that for some British people hunger is a daily reality, and that sexism remains prevalent in the 21st Century.
Respecting this, we invite donations from participants (contribute the money you'd have spent on food for the day, ask friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you) and other supporters and shall split funds between a food bank, a women's charity and Make Votes Matter. Click here to donate.
What can I do?
You can support the action online by sharing #Hungry4Democracy posts and videos on social media (follow us on Twitter and Facebook), coming along to visit us at the Westminster or Sheffield vigils, and joining the movement to Make Votes Matter!
You can also contribute whatever you can to help Make Votes Matter, plus the womens' and food bank charities we're supporting through #Hungry4Democracy. We're ambitious but frugal so a few pounds goes a long way!
Tell us why you're #Hungry4Democracy and we'll read out as many of the comments as we can on the livestream during the vigil in Parliament Square.