How to lobby your MP #SUFLlobby16

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Not sure how to lobby your MP?

Download our guide here: How to lobby your MP

The draft letter to MP, in Word,  can be downloaded here: How to lobby your MP – letter in word

 

Lobbying your MP

Take the proof of confirmation of appointment to show so that you are not delayed in the queue going through security at the Houses of Parliament.

Without confirmation of an appointment, you can still seek to lobby your MP on the day, but you will use the green card system.  This may require joining a queue to gain entry to the Houses of Parliament and then a wait in Central Lobby after lodging your interest to see your MP via the green card system.

Even if it proves that your MP is not available to meet with you on the day, he or she will receive the card that you complete indicating the reason you sought to meet with them and they should respond to you at a later date.

We will be including a session on lobbying at the rally and we will have stewards in hi-vis jackets at the rally and at the Houses of Parliament, should you need assistance or advice on the day.

Security
Everyone wanting to enter the Houses of Parliament will go through security.  You will not be able to take through any placards or other prohibited items.  For the full guidance, please see:  http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/access/security/

PLEASE book a place to attend the lobby to help us cater for numbers and to ensure that you receive updates. Full details and link to booking are here.

It’s free to attend, but is cost of travel a barrier to you attending?
UNISON members can approach their branch to help with travel costs in the first instance.

The Library Campaign is happy to consider requests from anyone interested in attending who finds the cost of travel a barrier.

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Speak Up For Libraries is a coalition of organisations and campaigners working to protect libraries and library staff, now and in the future.

Website: www.speakupforlibraries.org

Twitter: @SpeakUp4Libs using lobby hashtag #SUFLlobby16

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SpeakUpForLibraries

Eventbrite: http://sufl.eventbrite.com

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