Take action to protect our right to protest

We have joined over 350 other organisations in calling for changes to the Policing Bill which is currently making its way through Parliament. Now we need your help to ask MPs to protect our right to protest.

Please write to your MP using our template letter [Download here].

From our earliest days when WI members supported the suffrage movement, the ability to gather together to make our views and voices heard has been at the heart of all of our campaigns. Yet the changes in the Policing Bill will make it much harder for us all to take part in protests and marches.

The Bill would make it much harder to gather in groups to protest or call for change, could restrict protests based on them causing too much noise, and even allow restrictions on just one person protesting alone.

Within the WI we use lots of tools to campaign for change – letters, MP meetings, even craft activities. But being able to join together with others to call for change on the issues that matter to women and their communities is crucial.

Members of the House of Lords have made changes to the Bill which remove some of the most damaging parts. Now we need MPs to keep these changes when they consider the Bill at the end of February.

Please send a letter to your MP asking them to speak up for your right to protest.

You can find out more about the Bill here.

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