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After what has happened today regarding Ann Sinott and the AEA versus the EHRC over the prospect of a judicial review of the EHRC guidance we need to flood our MPs offices with letters protesting this self-id by the back door.

Your letter does not have to be long just ask that women's single sex spaces are actively protected in law and the law should make clear what a woman is and what a man is keeping the definition tightly to biological sex. Ask that your MP raise this with Liz Truss and Priti Patel as the women's minister and home secretary.

https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP

and try and get one more person from a different household to do it too!

If you can afford the time and stamp do it be ordinary post. It has a greater impact. Do it by email right now if you think you'll forget.

You could copy in Liz Truss and Priti Patel too - by post - if you can afford the stamps. In case your MP does not pass it on.

If your MP is openly hostile to women's sex based rights, still write if you feel you are able. If you feel unsafe doing so then write to Patel and Truss - they don't usually respond (they're not supposed to correspond with other MP's constituents) but it does not mean they won't notice.

If you've already written recently would your other half put his or her name to a letter? Just to show more breadth of support?

How to find your MP

https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP

Let's try and imagine the flood of letters they might get on Monday!!

After what has happened today regarding Ann Sinott and the AEA versus the EHRC over the prospect of a judicial review of the EHRC guidance we need to flood our MPs offices with letters protesting this self-id by the back door. Your letter does not have to be long just ask that women's single sex spaces are actively protected in law and the law should make clear what a woman is and what a man is keeping the definition tightly to biological sex. Ask that your MP raise this with Liz Truss and Priti Patel as the women's minister and home secretary. https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP and try and get one more person from a different household to do it too! If you can afford the time and stamp do it be ordinary post. It has a greater impact. Do it by email right now if you think you'll forget. You could copy in Liz Truss and Priti Patel too - by post - if you can afford the stamps. In case your MP does not pass it on. If your MP is openly hostile to women's sex based rights, still write if you feel you are able. If you feel unsafe doing so then write to Patel and Truss - they don't usually respond (they're not supposed to correspond with other MP's constituents) but it does not mean they won't notice. If you've already written recently would your other half put his or her name to a letter? Just to show more breadth of support? How to find your MP https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP Let's try and imagine the flood of letters they might get on Monday!!

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[–] LadyGlum 1 points (+1|-0)

Do you know of a good explanation of what happened in court today? I'm struggling to understand.

Additionally, does anyone know if you can do an FOI request to find out who has contacted their MPs and why? I am concerned about putting my real name to these things if all a TRA has to do is put in a FOI request.

A good summary that does not conflict with another - not yet. You're completely safe on the FOI front though:

"MPs are not classed as public authorities under the FOI Act. For this reason, MPs are not subject to FOI and they are not obliged to answer requests for information."

source: https://www.parliament.uk/site-information/foi/foi-and-eir/commons-foi-eir-information/#:~:text=MPs%20are%20not%20classed%20as,to%20answer%20requests%20for%20information.

[–] LadyGlum 1 points (+1|-0)

Thanks, that's great information and my mind is much easier about sending some letters.

I don't know how you've got on LadyGlum but it took two goes to get my not very sympathetic MP to agree raise the issue with Liz Truss. If you get a 'meh' it might be writing back and pushing for your views to be passed on.

I suspect some MPs just file our letters in the round file.