Nov 15th, 2013
Gagging Law: Come to a meeting with Neil Carmichael
By Megan Bentall
Want to help stop the gagging law? There’s a public meeting happening in Stroud on Thursday 12th December. Your MP, Neil Carmichael, has already confirmed that he’s attending. Now lets make sure it’s a successful public debate. Can you come?
Here are the details:
Where: The Old Town Hall, The Shambles, High Street, Stroud, Glos. GL5 1AP
When: Thursday 12th December
What time: 7:15pm
Neil Carmichael has the power to put pressure on the government to make big changes to the gagging law. He’s failed to vote against it so far, but the gagging law just keeps coming under criticism. Last week the government actually conceded a 6 week pause to the law, so now is the perfect time to ramp up the campaign on our MPs. 
38 Degrees members voted to focus on public meetings as a way of persuading MPs to make a stand against the gagging law. We know it’s a very effective tactic – last month 38 Degrees members held massive meetings in lots of key constituencies. But if we want Neil Carmichael to know his voters are against this law, lots of his constituents have to show up!
The law is already being heavily criticised by the Lords who could fix it, or even scrap it completely. Neil Carmichael could play a crucial role in pressuring the government to make changes to the law in the Lords.
Everyone is welcome to come along, so please bring your friends and family. Even if you don’t want to ask a question, it will be interesting to hear what Neil Carmichael, the speakers and the rest of your community have to say on the gagging law.
You can RSVP in the comments section below.
Hope to see you there!