Florian from the UK Open Rights Group writes in with news of an upcoming set of workshops to help people who care about civil liberties and the open and free Internet talk to their Members of Parliament about the terrible Digital Economy Bill:
ORG is organising training days for supporters all over the country. We kick off with a session in Manchester this Saturday, followed by Edinburgh on Sunday. We give supporters pointers how to approach, meet and talk to their MPs and made their voices heard.
After a brief introduction supporters will do a dress rehearsal so that they can test what arguments are most convincing.
It is important to let Parliament know that we are concerned about the Bill and how bad disconnection is. Talking to MPs is the most effective way of doing that.
Besides learning how to effectively lobby MPs this day is also a good opportunity to meet like-minded people and chat about latest ORG actions.
To book, please use these forms
Manchester Saturday 23 Jan
2pm Madlab, 36-40 Edge St, M4 1HN
Edinburgh Sunday 24 Jan
2pm Arts Complex St Margaret's House 151 London Road, EH7 6AE
Sheffield, Wed 27 Jan
Unconference at 2pm followed by training sessions at 5pm and 7pm (you can attend just the training)
London Saturday 30 Jan
2pm ORG Towers, 7th floor 100 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8AL
(Disclosure: I co-founded the Open Rights Group and am privileged to volunteer on its Advisory Board)