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As discussed by [personal profile] rydra_wong, tomorrow afternoon Inclusion London and Disabled People Against The Cuts are hosting a briefing and discussion session regarding the UN finding that the UK government was engaging in grave and systematic violations of the rights of disabled people.

You can use WriteToThem to find, and write to, your MP, in order to draw this session to their attention and urge them to attend. The event details are:
Grave and systematic violations – What next after the UN disability inquiry? Briefing and Discussion
Committee Room 12, Houses of Parliament
2.30 – 3.45pm Tuesday 24th January 2017



My letter specifically pulls my MP up on his comprehensive failure to respond to my previous e-mail to him so will be of limited use, but just in case:
Dear [MP],

I was disappointed to receive no response to my previous correspondence (dated 05/12/16) [] on the topic of the UN enquiry into the rights of disabled people in the UK[1]. In said letter I provided several references to studies produced by respected bodies corroborating the UN's findings that the UK government was -- and is -- committing in grave and systematic violations of the rights of disabled people.

I brought to your attention the eleven recommendations made by the report, and emphasised that as your constituent, I hoped that you would support implementation of these recommendations. I indicated clearly that I hoped to hear from you regarding your intentions on this topic.

I now wish to bring to your attention a briefing and discussion occurring at the Houses of Parliament tomorrow afternoon. The details are as follows:

Grave and systematic violations – What next after the UN disability inquiry? Briefing and Discussion
Committee Room 12, Houses of Parliament
2.30 – 3.45pm Tuesday 24th January 2017

Please let me know whether you attend, and please also let me know what action, if any, you intend to take with respect to the eleven UN recommendations.

Yours sincerely,

[me]

[1] http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/InquiryProcedure.aspx


(If any of you have the cope to adapt this for [community profile] spoonlessactivists, please by all means go ahead and do so.)

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Date: 2017-01-23 04:57 pm (UTC)
hollymath: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hollymath
Would it be okay to share this on twitter?

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Date: 2017-01-23 10:07 pm (UTC)
hollymath: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hollymath
Several people have told me they did this because they saw the tweet. <3

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Date: 2017-01-23 05:22 pm (UTC)
watersword: Sophie Devereaux in a museum, looking up and over her shoulder (Museum)
From: [personal profile] watersword
This is a fab letter and I am imagining the look on your MP's staffer's face with deep schadenfreude.

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Date: 2017-01-23 06:09 pm (UTC)
watersword: Keira Knightley, in Pride and Prejudice (2007), turning her head away from the viewer, the word "elizabeth" written near (Default)
From: [personal profile] watersword
oh god please liveblog this.

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Date: 2017-01-23 07:21 pm (UTC)
sporky_rat: Atia from Rome on a white horse. (i'm the lady)
From: [personal profile] sporky_rat
I did that once! Not with Tories but with a Republican who had the audacity to tell me that I was 'beneath him'.

Just because I'm poorer than dirt doesn't mean I'm not a higher social class.

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Date: 2017-01-23 07:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] littlebutfierce
I have sent my MP an email about this! Thank you for the heads-up.

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Date: 2017-01-23 08:33 pm (UTC)
fascination: A brown-haired white woman looking a bit surprised, with a teacup being held round one of her fingers. (Caught in a moment.)
From: [personal profile] fascination
Sharing on Twitter!

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Date: 2017-01-24 07:05 am (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Tweeted and FBd, though probably too last minute for much effect.

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