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Protest... Well I'm going to do something about it!!!

So you know what you want to protest about, but as for how to do it and stay out of jail youíre not so sure. Well hereís the what Ed at pupiline did when a proposed local housing development annoyed him.

"The first thing I decided was whether to do it alone or do something in a bit more co-ordinated, as a member of a group? Also I wanted to make sure I had all the facts about what I wanted to campaign about. Remember "the answer is out there!" I didn't want to look a prat by complaining about something that didn't really exist!"

"Letter writing was my starting point but itís important that you do your research! I sent a letter requesting info to a senior person in the organisation I wanted the info about, keeping a copy for reference. I also got others to write off for info as well, on various bits of background info. I also got a letter published in the local paper, so many others knew my views. It was a real surprise to find "you are not alone" from all the replies that were also published. I was advised that, when writing to the paper, keep your letter short and to the point. If you don't want them to publish your name and address make sure you ask the paper clearly in your letter. It worked for me."

"As mine was a local issue my councillor was a good person to talk to. I found her via my local council. She was really supportive and raised the matter at the council meeting, when I went along and sat in the public gallery. AM's, MSP', MP's MEP's (and all the other grand titles elected representatives have) can best take up problems for which the Government or European Union deal with. So if it was a case of building a Nuclear Power station rather than a factory, it would have been to them. Most MP's etc. have local "surgeries" where you can talk to them. You can find out about these from your local paper or MP's office. Alternatively you can write to your representative at the address of the Parliament."

"Happily, I was not alone in my concerns and lot's of others agreed with me and the development plans were withdrawn. I hope you are as fortunate with your issues, as I'm sure it won't be as easy next time!"

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How To Complain

How To Protest

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The above applies to the political process in the United Kingdom and follows the laws of the UK.

- The Pupiline Team

Charities
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Protest
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Yeah...they're so many issues that need protesting over
No...it's a rubbish way to put your point across
No...there's nothing I would ever protest over

©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick


©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick


©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick