Join us on Wednesday 22nd November from 12pm-6pm for our National Lobby of Parliament for Palestine. Meet in the Palace of Westminster in Committee Room 11 (not Portcullis House, as given in the briefing pack.)
2017 Lobby Day Briefing: practical information and guide
IF YOU CAN ATTEND: send a letter to your MP asking for a meeting
IF YOU CAN’T ATTEND: ask your MP to support the lobby day
The most powerful way to let your MP know you care about Palestine is to ask them to meet you to discuss it. On Wednesday 22nd November, people from around the UK will arrange to meet their MPs in Parliament on the same day to ask them to take action against Israel illegal settlements. By doing this together, it shows MPs that there are a huge number of people all across the country who care about Palestine. You can get involved by requesting a meeting with your MP by following this link.
Please click here to read the 2017 lobby day briefing. It includes all the practical information you should need, as well as a key points about Israeli settlements and child prisoners which we would like you to discuss with your MP.
We need you to join the lobby.
The UK Government calls Israeli settlements illegal and a barrier to peace. And yet in spite of their words, they have taken no action. We are campaigning, with partners in Palestine and the UK, to demand the UK government takes decisive and effective action against Israel in order to stop the continual building of illegal settlements.
Who can take part?
If you’re eligible to vote in General Elections you can lobby your local MP.
Do I need to be an expert?
No! You do not need to be an expert, we will provide you with all the information you need in advance and will have experts on hand on the day itself for last-minute preparation and questions. Your MP will be used to meeting local people who care passionately about an issue, but they shouldn’t expect you to know everything.
How long will my meeting last?
The meeting will normally last about half an hour, sometimes more, sometimes less. There are likely to be other people meeting your MP at the same time – MPs like to see everyone together. So you won’t be alone.
What is it like?
Coming to the lobby is one of the best ways to show solidarity with the Palestinian people and we are sure you will get a lot out of the day. You’ll meet lots of like-minded people, our preparation talks are interesting and informative. It is also a great way to visit Parliament, and there is also an evening rally with MPs, Lords and other great speakers.
Can’t come but still want to support the lobby?
If you can’t be at the Lobby of Parliament that day, but still want to support the event, please click here to send your MP a letter asking them to support the Lobby, even if you cannot attend.
Check this page for details and updates about the lobby or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.