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Link: WriteToThem
Location (if relevant): UK-only
Deadline: none
Time estimate: 5 minutes, thanks to [personal profile] kaberett's provision of the WriteToThem link!
Requirements: mental / personal information
Anything else: h/t to [personal profile] cesy

(I've adapted the text below from [personal profile] cesy's entry.)

This action is to express support for vulnerable refugees entering the UK. For unaccompanied children, particularly those coming from Calais, the Home Office/central government has responsibility. However, for adults and families who are being relocated, the next action is on local councils rather than central government. MPs are used to being flooded with petitions and form e-mails. Local councillors are not as, so an email has a much bigger impact.

Suggested action: (Now even easier thanks to [personal profile] kaberett.) Use the handy WriteToThem link above and enter your postcode. This should provide you with the identities of your district and county councillors. Clicking on a name should link you to a form which sends them an e-mail. Send them something like this:

"I'm a local resident, and I'd like to understand what our council is doing to welcome Syrian refugees. I would like us to welcome more refugees to our local area. What are we doing to implement the Government's resettlement scheme, and what local charities are involved? Thank you." Don't forget to include your name and address/postcode so they can verify you're a local resident.

Date: 2016-11-22 09:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kaberett
If you enter your postcode into WriteToThem it returns email addresses for your councillors and allows you to fill out a form, prompting you for all the necessary details.

(Now done! I searched "council syria refugee" and got two sets of not-terribly-helpful links, so said I was aware of both of them but one of them appeared to be offline and the other hadn't been updated in nearly a year. This took ~5 minutes.)
Edited (added link and a bit more detail) Date: 2016-11-22 10:08 pm (UTC)


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