“Still Human, Still Here” campaign are calling on all individuals to write to their Members of Parliament and ask them to sign the Early Day Motion on asylum support rates (EDM No 99).
Teresa Pearce MP (Labour) has tabled the Early Day Motion on the High Court Judgement on Asylum Support. The EDM has cross party support, including from Peter Bottomley MP (Conservative) and Sarah Teather MP (Liberal Democrat) and calls on the Government to raise asylum support rates to at least 70% of Income Support and to increase this in line with inflation annually (for the full text of the EDM see the link below).
It is now essential that we get as many MPs as possible to sign the EDM so that the Government can see there is strong support for this issue prior to making its decision on how to respond to the Court judgment.
We attach a draft letter for MPs on this issue – if you use this as a framework, please try and personalise it as MPs respond better to individualised correspondence. To find out who your MP is, type in your postcode at: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/ You can find your MPs e-mail address by clicking on their name.
For the text of the EDM and to see if your MP has signed, go to: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/99
For more information, go to: ILPA Info Sheet Asylum Support