Plan for the day – 24 may
Sort The System is a mass lobby of Parliament to demand the fundamental change that our political system desperately needs. It will also be a great day out – with inspiring speakers, a great experience, and the chance to meet like-minded people from all walks of life.
BOOK YOUR TRAVEL: ASAP
Make your travel arrangements as soon as possible – and let us know once you have.
Remember, you don’t need a pre-arranged meeting with your MP to attend the lobby – so don’t wait for your MP to respond before booking your travel.
ARRIVAL: 11:30 – 12:00PM
Set out to arrive at the Emmanuel Centre, our external venue for the day, before midday.
Our team will greet you on arrival, provide you with relevant materials for the day, and show you to the main auditorium.
INTRODUCTION AND ORIENTATION: 12:30PM
Proceedings will kick off with a brief welcome from the team and a run-through of the necessary logistical points.
SPEECHES AND BRIEFINGS: rolling from 12:40PM
Once the housekeeping is out of the way, it’ll be time to hear from an inspiring line-up of guest speakers about why this is so important – and why now is the time! Speakers include:
Baroness Natalie Bennett
Hina Bokhari AM
Wendy Chamberlain MP
Clive Lewis MP
Zack Polanski AM
Tommy Sheppard MP
Rolling briefings tailored by party will be provided throughout the afternoon so that everyone is equipped with the key points to get across to their MP.
LOBBY YOUR MP: 1:30PM – 5:30PM
From 1:30pm onwards, groups of us will be heading to Parliament to meet with our MPs.
If you have pre-arranged a meeting, you will be able to link up with others from the same constituency before heading off to your appointment.
If you don’t have an appointment, no problem. We’ll be helping groups of you to call your MP’s office and get a last-minute meeting.
And if your MP can’t or won’t meet you, there’s something just as important you can do: enter Parliament and leave a formal ‘green slip’ for your MP. You can find out more about this here.
MASS PHOTO: 3:30PM – 4:00PM
Everyone not in a meeting between 3:30pm and 4:00pm is urged to come to Victoria Tower Gardens for a big photo op in support of equal votes.
PLENARY: 5:00PM – 5:45PM
Reconvene for a wrap-up of the day to feed back on the results of your meetings, engage with speakers and organisers, collect campaign materials, and find out how to keep the movement for equal votes growing.
AFTER LOBBY DRINKS: 5:30PM
We’ll cap things off with a few celebratory drinks at a nearby pub. Venue tbc.