The appeal for Mr. Warawa’s appeal to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) has been announced for this Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. EST. It is critical that our voices are heard as the committee prepares to meet. Our elected representatives need to know that we care not only about gendercide, but also about the democratic principles that were called into question this past Thursday when the sub-committee deemed Motion 408 non-votable.
If you have already sent some emails and used Twitter to voice your concerns, thank you – keep it up! If you haven’t yet, please do so tonight or tomorrow (Tuesday). There are some great tools you can use to do this quickly and easily.
Some key ways that YOU can help:
1. Email the members of PROC to express your concern. You can find a list of the members and their emails below, or, use the great SimpleMail tool available from our friends at WeNeedALaw. With a few clicks you can email all 12 members of the committee (plus your own MP and the Prime Minister).
Joe Preston – firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandrine Latendresse – Alexandrine.Latendresse@parl.gc.ca
Dominic LeBlanc – email@example.com
Scott Armstrong – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathan Cullen – email@example.com
Parm Gill – Parm.Gill@parl.gc.ca
Tom Lukiwski – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave MacKenzie – email@example.com
Costas Menegakis – Costas.Menegakis@parl.gc.ca
Scott Reid – firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Scott – email@example.com
Nycole Turmel – Nycole.Turmel@parl.gc.ca
2. Use Twitter to indicate your concern to these MPs. Their twitter handles are listed below:
@CraigScottNDP (on the sub-committee that blocked M408)
@Armstrong_MP (on the sub-committee that blocked M408)
@ScottReidCPC (on the subcommittee that blocked M408)
Don’t forget to tweet @pmharper (Prime Minister Harper) as well and use the #M408 hashtag!
*N.B. If you join Twitter specifically for M408, that’s great. Be aware, though, that ‘mentioning’ or ‘tagging’ a lot of people immediately upon getting a Twitter account will probably result in your account being suspended (it will think you are a spammer). Ease into it with a few general tweets and a few mentions before you get right into it. And don’t forget to follow @NCLN and @NCLNwestern on Twitter!
Can’t think of a tweet? A few suggestions here.
3. Contact your own MP and the Prime Minister’s office. 613.992.4211.
Let them know you are calling in regards to Motion 408. When you are directed to a voice mail system, leave a polite message with your name.