We need your help – meet your MP on 25th June.
On 25th June we are heading to parliament in record numbers and we need you to join to meet your MP to ask what they intend to do about our failed drug laws. Regardless of whether you voted for them or not, it’s their job to represent and listen to all their constituents – they work for you!
Arranging to meet your MP is easy. You can contact your MP’s office by phone or by email. If you don’t know who your MP is or how to contact them, click the button below. Be polite and brief. Explain what you want to meet your MP about and the time and date you’d like to meet. If you haven’t heard back within a couple of weeks, then you can follow up your request with a polite phone call.
Need some help? You can copy our template email we’ve produced here, or write your own if you prefer. Click the button below to visit the UK parliament website, where you can find your MP’s email address. Please bcc firstname.lastname@example.org into all emails, and forward any response to us so that we can keep track of which MPs are contacted, and what they say.
Please remember to include your address to guarantee you get a reply!
If you do one thing to help shift drug policy and save lives this is it! Check out our guide for ‘How to meet with your MP’ and become an empowered drug policy activist today.
Dear < your MP’s name >
Please meet me in parliament on Tuesday 25th June to discuss the impact our current drugs laws are having on people in our community.
My name is < your name > and I am one of your constituents. I am writing to you because I am concerned about the negative impacts of the UK’s prohibition-based approach to drugs and I would like to meet you in parliament on Tuesday 25th June.
Effective drug policy should improve public health, reduce crime, promote international development and most importantly, protect young and vulnerable people. Overwhelming evidence shows that current policy fails to achieve this.
I am particularly concerned that people in our constituency are having their lives wrecked by current policy.
<If you have a personal story to tell, please add it here>
The harrowing stories of the families who campaign with ‘Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer Drug Control’ show that the lives of young people and the communities we live in throughout the UK are being damaged by our current criminal justice-led approach to drugs.
Reading their stories has convinced me things must change. I urge you to read them too: www.anyoneschild.org/stories
These brave families are uniting to push for drug policy reform to prevent others from suffering as they have. Through regulation we can take the drug trade out of criminal hands and put doctors, pharmacists and licensed retailers.
In the UK drug-related deaths are at record levels, our prisons are in crisis and drugs are getting stronger. Almost one in three drug overdose deaths in Europe are recorded in the UK, which surely we can all agree is unacceptable. We have ample evidence from other countries where regulation is delivering much better outcomes.
I am urging you, as my Member of Parliament, to come and meet with me to discuss what can be done about this pressing issue, so that we can find a better way to keep our communities safe.
Please do let me know what time would be convenient to meet on Tuesday 25th June.
<your name and address>