Meet your MP on June 25 and make dangerous safer

Will you join us as we head to parliament in record numbers to demand our MPs end the drug war?

Across the world drug policy reform is happening! Canada, Uruguay and ten US states have legalised and regulated cannabis and more and more countries are decriminalising people who use drugs. It’s time for our leaders to take note and make reform a reality here in the UK too. If you do one thing to help change UK drug policy, it’s putting pressure on your MP! PLEASE JOIN US!

If you are interested in joining our week of action on drug policy reform register your interest here and let us know which event you are planning to attend.

  • Why? In the lead up to the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, we are joining thousands of activists from all over the world as part of the 2019 Support Don’t Punish Global Day of Action to say no to the so-called “war on drugs”. We want to demonstrate to MPs in the UK that there is more support for drug policy reform than ever before. It’s time for MPs to put themselves on the right side of history. If you plan on attending, please register you interest here or email us at info@anyoneschild.org for more details.

What can you do?

Contact your MP.

SEND AN EMAIL.

Join the lobby on June 25th and meet your MP.

MEET YOUR MP.

Join the Thames Path walk.

JOIN THE WALK.

What’s happening on the day in London?

10:00 – Final leg of the Thames Path walk to Westminster

Meet at the Sun Gate of Battersea Park and join the Anyone’s Child family activists to complete the walk

12.30pm – 2.00pm – Action on College Green, Westminster

Join us for a group photo on College Green with Support.Don’t Punish and other drug policy organisations. There will be speeches from supportive MPs and we will be placing ‘forget-me-not’ flowers into the ground to remember all the lives lost to the ‘war on drugs’

From 1:30pm- 5:30pm – the Lobby (room W2 in the Palace of Westminster)

Meet your MP to discuss why you think our drug laws are catastrophic and to ask what they are going to do about it. Follow this guide to arrange a meeting. We’ll provide you with a brief to help with this conversation and Transform staff will be available to attend the meeting with you if you wish.

3.30 – 5.00pm – debrief and thank you

Come back to the Wash House cafe to share, celebrate and reflect on the day. There will be light refreshments available.

Join us! Click the button below to visit the UK parliament website, where you can find your MP’s email address.

Write to your MP using this simple guide or use our template. Please copy info@anyoneschild.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.

MPs are obliged to reply to their constituents, so remember to include your address.

Check out our guide for ‘How to meet with your MP’ and become an empowered drug policy activist.

FIND YOUR MP.

Find out who your MP is at www.theyworkforyou.com

Tell your MP that you are concerned about the negative impacts of the UK’s drug policy in your community.

Explain why you believe drug policy must change and why regulation would better protect people (e.g. doctors, pharmacists and licensed retailers should control the drug trade rather than organised crime groups). See our debating guide for more ideas.

If you have a story to tell, please include it/explain why you personally believe in this.

Request a meeting with your MP on June 25th. We have reserved room W2 (off Westminster Hall) from 1.30-5.30, so you can suggest this as a meeting place. If you can’t make this date please see your MP in a surgery appointment in your constituency.

Include your full name and address to ensure you get a reply.

If you haven’t heard back within a couple of weeks, follow up your request with a polite phone call. Please copy in info@anyoneschild.org to all of your exchanges and let us know if you will be attending here.

 

Download AC lobby 2019 leaflet 

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