UK CALL TO ACTION: INVITE YOUR MP TO THE APPG ON WEST PAPUA MEETING IN NOVEMBER
October 12, 2017
The newly-recomposed All-Party Parliamentary Group on West Papua, an important group in Westminster composed of MPs and Lords from various parties in the UK, is holding its introductory meeting. The meeting will also feature the launch of the European branch of the International Academics for West Papua.
We need British-based supporters of the campaign to ask their MPs to attend. Below is a template email you can send to your local MP with the details of the APPG and requesting their attendance. It is vital that we spread awareness of the reality of life in West Papua through Westminster and pressure the politicians to take action.
If you receive a confirmation that your MP is going to attend, please let the APPG know at firstname.lastname@example.org, so they can be sent the agenda and documentation for the meeting.
The APPG on West Papua was restarted in 2015 by Andrew Smith MP, and has held three meetings since then. It is now co-chaired by Alex Sobel MP and Lord Harries of Pentregarth. It discusses issues of importance in West Papua and puts forward actions for parliamentarians to take to assist with the situation. This meeting will be discussing the recent storm over the West Papuan People’s Petition, diplomatic progress in the Pacific, recent human rights abuses, and will witness the official launch of the European branch of the International Academics for West Papua.