Presentation on theme: "Citizen Lobby TTIP 26/02/2015 -> 2016. Introduction Goal: Citizen lobby – act as a citizen Why: Importance of local politics You pay your tax. You don’t."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction Goal: Citizen lobby – act as a citizen Why: Importance of local politics You pay your tax. You don’t relate on the state. You serve your community. Why doesn’t parliament ever focus on your needs?
How to contact your local MP STEP 1 Researching your local MP - who you MP is -what their contact details are Political landscape: -The federal parliament -The senate -The Walloon Parliament -The Brussels Parliament -The Flemish Parliament -The German Parliament -The Federation Wallonia Brussels
Antwerpen:NVACD&V -Rita Bellens -Peter De Roover -Bart de Wever -Sophie De Wit -Zuhal Demir -Johan Klaps -Koen Metsu -Yoleen Van Camp -Robert Van de Velde -Valerie Van Peel -Bert Wollants -Nahima Lanjri -Griet Smaers -Jef Van Den Bergh -Servais Verherstraeten SP.AOpen VLD -Monica De Coninck -Maya Detiège -David Geerts -Dirk Van Mechelen -Franck Wilrycx Groen -Meyrem Almaci -Kristof Calvo
NVACD&V -Siegfried Bracke -Peter Buysrogge -Christophe d’Haese -Peter Dedecker -Sarah Smeyers -Goede Uyttersprot -Sarah Claerhout -Leen Dierick -Stefaan Vercamer -Veli Yuksel Open VLDSP.A -Katja Gabriels -Egbert Lachaert -Ine Somers -Carina Van cauter -Fatma Pehlivan -Karin Temmerman -Dirk Van der Maelen Groen -Stefaan Van Hecke -Evita Willaert Oost Vlaanderen
STEP 2 Writing the letter Personal Words Don’t forget your references Spelling Video www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/omar_ahmad_political_change_with_pen_and_paper.htm www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/omar_ahmad_political_change_with_pen_and_paper.htm Positive response = Ask for a meeting Negative response = Try again (another letter, phone call,…)
Key points: - Transparency now - A democratic process - No ISDS - No regulatory cooperation council - No deregulation of standards - No further deregulation and privatisation of public services - The promotion of humane and environmentally sustainable agricultural - Public authorities must keep the political power - No restrictions on international and European Human rights standards
5 keys components to effective lobbying from individuals: -Directness and specificity -Timing -Exploiting MPs' constituency obligations -Building a relationship and making regular contact -Thinking of long-term, national goals; communicating short-term, local goals