Fight for our BBC! Lobby Parliament

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THE NUJ, together with Broadcast magazine and others, are organising a lobby of Parliament and public meeting as part of a campaign to "Fight for our BBC", under threat from a new Conservative government as its charter comes up for renewal and its licence fee comes up for re-negotiation.

The lobby's on Monday 10 June (YES! TOMORROW!). It starts with a briefing at 16.00 in Committee Room 9 of the House of Commons (you'll need to be ready to clear security at the St Stephen's Green tourist entrance ramp at least 40 minutes before that - so be there at 15.20 if at all possible. There's a lobby of MPs in the same Committee Room from 17.00-18.30, followed by a public meeting with the NUJ and Broadcast magazine at 18.30. You won't need to attend all three of these events, please try to make it to whichever of these you can manage. The briefing will explain how to do a "green card lobby" to summon your MP.

If you are unable to attend, it's still possible to write to your MP by email on the day to tell them you support the lobby and to take action to ensure the BBC can continue to provide quality news and current affairs at a local, national and international level. NUJ Vice President Tim Dawson told LFB's June meeting that a dozen emails received by your MP on any given subject is considered "a very heavy postbag" especially so soon after an election. Identify your MP and their email address via TheyWorkForYou.

You can write to your MP at any time, of course, but an email on the day of the lobby will have the maximum effect.

Full details of the lobby event are here.

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