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MP Engagement climate action workshops 2023 - South East Naarm (Melbourne)

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Hello friends and neighbours,

Please join us for our MP Engagement climate action sessions where we engage with PMs about issues that impact our lives regarding climate change. 

Newcomers are very welcome! You do not need prior experience or knowledge to join in.

We'll have templates, materials, and ideas to make it easy for you to make a difference!

LOCATION:  Port Phillip Eco Centre (Cora Graves Community Centre) 38 Blessington St St Kilda, Victoria - on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people. 

BOOK A TICKET - ITS FREE! Booking helps us to know how many people are coming and enables us to stay in touch if there are any changes to the venue, timing or in case of cancellation. 

ABOUT OUR GROUP:  The South East Melbourne MP Engagement Group is part of Climate for Change community actions   
GROUP PURPOSE:

We will help you find out who your MP is, how to contact them and tips on writing to them. We will support you in writing, meeting prep and attendance.
We:

  • provide support for other groups to engage with MPs, using Climate for Change (C4C) framework/resources
  • are supportive of other action groups in the areas
  • welcome requests from other groups in engaging their MPs
  • build a collection of resources (additional to the C4C ones)

WHAT TO BRING TO OUR MEETINGS:

  • Your computer/device to take actions or access resources (internet provided)
  • A plant-based plate to share or your own dinner
  • Water bottle

We have a new government, and we need to make sure they know that we want serious and urgent action on climate change, that we're watching and that we support them to be stronger than their pre-election commitments.  

It's easy to say "I'll write to my MP", but we often don't get around to it - so here's your chance to get motivated and write to your MP, with support, and have some fun at the same time.  

This session is for you if:

  • You want to see greater political backing for action on climate change
  • You haven't contacted an MP about this issue for a while, or ever
  • You feel like you want to contribute to action on climate change but just need a supportive nudge!

What to expect:

  • An semi-structured workshop hosted by Climate for Change volunteer facilitators
  • A reminder of some of the current issues relating to climate change in the political arena
  • Great resources for how to contact your MPs including briefing notes on different topics and template emails
  • Our own South East suburbs focus, so we can chat about any local issues and say hi to familiar faces
  • The session includes time for individual work time, for writing emails to MPs, with a facilitator to help with any queries.
  • MORE INFO ABOUT MPEGS and other locations

Agenda:

  • Welcome and acknowledgement
  • Introductions and quick check-in
  • Actions: -Any upcoming MP meetings, dates and times & confirm who will attend?
  • Group or individual letter writing working time
  • Wrap up. Enjoy how it feels to take these actions in a group!

CONTACT US: 
EMAIL: seastmpeg@gmail.com

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Yours, in action for a safer climate, 

Helen & Belinda

#cliamteemergency #climatecrisis #climateaction #mpeg #cliamteforchange #c4c

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