As the Copenhagen climate negotiations fast approach us and a general election looms, it's important that climate change is high up the political agenda and that MPs hear the voices of the many people across Leeds who are busy campaigning against climate change, and that the message is pushed up the political system from activists on the ground.
If you are interested in lobbying your MP about climate change in the run up to Copenhagen and beyond, then come along to our Climate Change Lobbying Training Session on Thursday 29th October at 7.30pm at the Leeds Church Institute.
Following the Copenhagen Climate Chaos Cafe back in the summer, a group of us have been doing some work around lobbying MPs on climate change, and the training session will include info from Colin Challen MP (Chair of the All Parliamentary Committee on Climate Change and a big climate change campaigner) on how to lobby MPs effectively on climate change, guidance on how to get a meeting set with your MP, how to effectively run it, how to pitch your argument and persuade your MP to do something!
If you would like to come along, please email Lizzie Fellows at lizziefellowsgooglemail [dot] com. If you can't make this session but are interested in being involved in climate change lobbying please let Lizzie know and she'll keep you informed about what we're up to.