Supporting refugees – mobilising political action

We can consider using speeches, awards, event, press contacts to make key points in support of refugees and migrants. Charlotte York can provide help and support if needed:

Advice from Citizen’s UK is for the Arts and Cultural sector to focus any political influencing on unaccompanied minors.

They have produced a pack which gives key messages and suggested actions for influencing and lobbying MPs and local councils.

Citizen’s UK are asking us to act in the further following ways:

  1. Ask your council to resettle 50 refugees – sign up for a training event here.
  2. Ask your MP to up the UK resettlement quota
  3. Call on Universities to offer places to refugees

For reference

Text of February letter from Arts and Cultural sector asking David Cameron to help refugee children in Calais

Read more on the What Next? Refugee Crisis briefing ›