Care Not Killing – in association with CARE and Right to Life – has organised a Rally in Westminster on Tuesday 3 July. There are fantastic speakers, including the Rt. Hon Ann Widdecombe, Lord Alton of Liverpool, Jim Dobbin MP, Fiona Bruce MP, Dr Peter Saunders, Brian Iddon, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Prof Lord McColl of Dulwich and others. There will also be advice and encouragement on how to bring up these issues with your MP.
Don’t worry if you are unable to participate in the full programme (details are below) – please just join us for what you are able to. If you are short of time, do particularly prioritise coming for the Rally from 2:00pm – 3:00pm (see below).
If you plan to attend, it would help if you sent a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
You can register from 9:30am and will hear from a number of speakers including Fiona Bruce MP, Dr Peter Saunders of CNK and Dan Boucher of CARE. This first hour will provide you will material you can use and suggestions about how best to approach your Member of Parliament. The venue will be the Emmanuel Centre at Marsham Street, just a five minute walk from Parliament.
This time has been set aside for you to meet your MP in Parliament (there are further details about how to do this below). The Emmanuel Centre will remain open as a base throughout, serving coffee and tea, where people can wait before seeing their MP and return to afterwards.
You have the right to turn up in parliament at any time and ask to meet your MP. However, we would encourage you to contact your MP before 3 July and ask for a meeting, ideally between 11:00am and 14:00pm. If they offer you a time that clashes with another part of the day we would encourage you to take it nonetheless. If it clashes with the workshop, please contact the CARE office and we will be happy to provide you with some guidance about how to get the most out of your meeting. If your MP cannot meet you on 3 July, we would still encourage you to join us and to ask for a meeting on an alternative date in your constituency at which you can make use of everything you learn on 3 July.
We will then return to the Emmanuel Centre for the parliamentary rally when we will hear from the parliamentarians listed above.
The Emmanuel Centre will remain open until 4:00pm for those who wish to stay and chat.