This is a month-long project, running from 9 May to 7 June 2017, in which we ask as many people as possible (from RIFT and from other groups) to write to the main parliamentary candidates in their constituency, asking each candidate to pledge their support for a full guarantee of UK/EU citizens’ rights as outlined in the EU draft negotiating guidelines.
Anyone can participate, whether you still have a vote or not; to make sure we get major reach across constituencies we’re also suggesting that each person asks 5 friends or family members to take part as well. On this page and associated pages we provide all the resources and guidelines you’ll need, whichever category you fall into.
Why do this?
For three reasons.
- To educate and raise awareness amongst parliamentary candidates of the issues surrounding UK/EU citizens’ rights, in particular of what needs to be guaranteed and why. Many will be unaware of the complexity around this subject and in particular of the indivisibility of the rights we currently hold.
- To harness support and collect pledges for a guarantee of those rights to match that proposed by the EU, along with a commitment to ring-fencing those rights.
- The contacts we have with local candidates will contribute information which can be used to inform decisions about tactical voting.
For find out more, and get all the information you need to participate, please see the
RIFT Project Page