We need your help!

Dear Supporters

Do you live in Bermondsey? Is your local MP Simon Hughes? If so, we need your help!

There is a new Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Disability that is to be chaired by Mike Penning MP:

http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2014/february/new-inter-dept-ministerial-group-disability

We need to target certain MPs to get Deaf peoples’ AtW issues raised at this meeting.

If you live in Bermondsey, or know a Deaf person that does, we need you go to and meet your MP, Simon Hughes so that he can represent Deaf people in this new group. The group is meeting very soon (13th March), so you don’t have much time! When you contact his office let him know that if possible you would like to talk to him before the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Disability on 13th march.

We are asking everyone to contact their local MP. We have template letters on our website: https://stopchanges2atw.wordpress.com/template-mp-letter/

But what would be even better is for you to go and meet your MP face to face!

Your MP will book an interpreter for you to do this – remember to remind them to do this.

If you live in another area remember you can contact your MPs local office any time and arrange to go to one of their surgeries. If you don’t know who they are, just enter your postcode in this website and it will tell you who your MP is: http://findyourmp.parliament.uk

On 17th March the BDA have organised a Deaf Lobby Day to make it easier to talk to your MP, as they will provide interpreters. However it may be short notice for your MP to arrange to be there. You need to book at: http://www.bda.org.uk/Events/125.

DeafLondon (http://www.deaflondon.org) are also organising a lobbying skills session for the morning of 17th March. You can reserve a place here: http://www.deaflondon.org/about-us/register/

We will be updating you with more information very soon. In the meantime we are busily working away in the background to Stop Changes To Access To Work!

Thank you!

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Posted on March 8, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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