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Unison Bedford Hospital Branch 01427

13 September for a lobby of parliament to speak up for the rights of EU nationals

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UNISON is campaigning to support the rights of EU migrants in the UK. With the debate on EU citizens’ rights expected to conclude by October, urgent action is needed to ensure that the government does the right thing for EU nationals who have built their lives in the UK. We are asking that you join us on 13 September for a lobby of parliament to speak up for the rights of EU nationals.

Along with other UNISON members, the3million, British in Europe, Migrants Rights Network and other citizens’ rights groups, make your voice heard and demand that your MPs:

  • Keep the rights already held as EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU
  • Guarantee these rights for life under the European Court of Justice
  • Support an agreement on citizens’ rights outside the rest of the UK/EU negotiations or larger immigration debate
  • Introduce a free, easy-to-use registration process for EU citizens in the UK

We would like request your support of the lobby by:

  1. Joining us on the 13th September 2017 in London. Register for the event on Eventbrite:

EU Lobby  (this will take you to the “Home is Here” website where you will be given a model letter that can be electronically sent to your MP)

  1. Discussing the lobby in your branch meeting or with a branch officer and planning ways to mobilise participants (leaflet and sign-up sheet attached that can be edited for branch use).
  2. Asking the branch to help pay for members’ travel cost or provide transport if you have more than 10 people interested in joining
  3. Talking to colleagues, family and friends about the lobby and encouraging them to register

It would be great meet as a UNISON contingent and head to Parliament together.  We will be gathering at the Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 3DW from 11am onwards before heading to Parliament at 2pm.

Please reply to this email if you plan to join so we can add you to our list and look out for you on the day. We are also happy to give assistance if you need support with any of the steps mentioned above.

Hope to see you on September 13th!

EU Citizens Rights Lobby

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