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Climate Change & Fossil Fuel Divestment - Lobbying Workshop

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The Transition, City Park West

The Anne Knight Buildings Fenton Court

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Chelmsford

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Join us to help persuade MPs to stop fuelling climate change through their pension!

Fossil Free Chelmsford, Divest Parliament and friends are holding a evening of training, open to all, on November 20th to help people find out how to effectively lobby people in power about climate change and fossil fuel divestment.

The ask is simple: that MPs and local authorities divest their pensions from fossil fuels because of concerns about fuelling climate change. During the training, we’ll learn about how to make it happen.

To date, 182 former and current MPs have backed the Divest Parliament campaign - including leaders of the Labour Party, Scottish National Party, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party.

Local MP Vicky Ford has not backed the campaign… yet. It is time to work together to try to change that.

During this event we will get to grips with the exciting divestment movement, learn about effective ways to build relationships with MPs (and local Councillors!) and then concoct an ace plan to engage Vicky Ford about this issue.

Our efforts in Chelmsford will have significance nationally (as ever!) as not many Conservative MPs have signed the pledge. So our local organising could win over sympathetic MPs to further demonstrate cross-party support for shifting away from fossil fuels and towards renewables.

The training will be held at the Transition Chelmsford 6.30pm-8.30pm on Tuesday 20 November. Venue is fully accessible.

Any questions about the event, please email: divestparliament@gmail.com

The event is a collaboration between Fossil Free Chelmsford & Divest Parliament
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The Anne Knight Buildings Fenton Court

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