Ask Craig Whittaker MP – again – to sign the Rio-UK Declaration

Craig Whitaker MP hasn’t yet signed the Rio-UK Declaration, and he hasn’t replied to my request to him to sign it.

Has he replied to anyone else’s? I can’t be the only Calderdale constituent to have asked him.

Here are some ways of getting your MP’s attention

  • Email a follow-up message to Craig Whittaker MP at If you send a quick note to say you notice he hasn’t signed up yet, this will show you expect him to act.
  • Stop Climate Chaos has a downloadable declaration poster which you can send to Craig Whittaker MP and ask him to sign it.
  • Phone him on Tel: 020 7219 7031. Explain over the phone why this issue is important to you (and if possible their constituency). You can always leave a message if you can’t get through.
  • Meet him: Arrange a meeting – it’s too late to attend one of his surgeries – the next one is Friday 29th June 2012: Todmorden: 10.00am until 12.00pm, Brighouse: 2.30pm until 4.30pm. But it should be possible to book a meeting. Stop Climate Chaos suggest taking a declaration poster for him to sign – see:
  • Tweet him:  Copy Craig Whittaker into your tweet and he’ll receive it directly. Here’s a sample tweet: “[@Craig_Whittaker] Please sign the #Rioconnect Declaration. I want to see your photo on this page
  • Post on his Facebook wall:  You could post something like the tweet above onto their facebook page. I’ve posted a message to him via his Facebook page.

Ask Craig Whitaker MP to support the Rio-UK Declaration

Stop Climate Chaos Rio Action is asking people to email their MP to support the Rio-UK Declaration – when I emailed Craig Whitaker, the Stop Climate Chaos website showed that he hasn’t yet done this.

Rio+20 is the global forum for countries to commit to new actions to reduce and adapt to climate change. OK, the original Rio Earth Summit hasn’t achieved what it needed to, but without it climate change would probably be worse than it is. It’s important not to give up on international cooperation and commitment.