Share and get more people involved
We want you to share where MP meetings are happening across the country, so make sure you tell us. Don’t worry we won’t share any personal information about you.
We know how scary it can be meeting your MP. We want to show people how easy it is to meet your MP and ask for change. If you’ve taken part in campaigning before, you can help. We are asking people to send us a short video of themselves. We want to hear how you organised a meeting, what it felt like, and why you would encourage someone else to do it.
Here's what we would like you to do:
- Make your video using our tips in the video below
- Make the title of the video your email address, we will need to get in touch with you
- Upload the video to our Dropbox here by Tuesday 31 July
- Follow our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see your video
We will be putting some of your clips together to make them into a longer film. We hope when people see how easy it is to get involved in campaigning they will get involved too.
It’s really easy to do. Here are a few tips on how to make a good video:
Epilepsy Action are taking part in the Disability Benefits Consortium’s (DBC) ‘PIP Summer of Action’. We need you to get involved. With over 80 charities taking part the voice of disabled people and people with long-term health conditions will be louder than ever. We want to make sure that the voices of people with epilepsy are amongst those being heard.
Throughout the summer we want to support you to meet your local MPs and talk to them about PIP. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never met your MP before, or perhaps you see them every week! If you want MPs to be aware of the problems with PIP and you think they should be taking action, this is for you.
We have lots of information to help you get involved. You can download our step-by-step guide to campaigning. This will help you arrange a meeting with your MP, or if you are part of a group you could invite them along. The guide will give you ideas on what to say when you meet your MP. It will tell you what you can expect to happen during your meeting. The guide is available here. While you’re there you can ask your MP to take the Epilepsy Action PIP Pledge.
If you can’t meet your MP locally, you can still support the PIP Summer of Action. You can share what other people are doing on social media using the hashtag #GetAGripOnPIP. You can also email your MP and ask them to take the Epilepsy Action PIP Pledge.