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SusanSmithFWS Wed 11-Sep-19 18:55:10

The CTEEA meet tomorrow to discuss the census. While we are obvious delighted that Parliament voted to retain a binary question on sex, we are concerned that the NRS are testing guidance which could, potentially, reduce this to another gender identity question by allowing respondents to self-identify sex.

Trans activists have been "protesting" Parliament and are lobbying Government and demanding one-to-one meetings with committee members.

In light of this, we really need people to contact members of the committee prior to the meeting to express concern about the impact on women's rights. We have guidance, a suggested email, and addresses here and would be really grateful if as many as possible could contact them tonight. Thank you!

https://forwomen.scot/11/09/2019/census-email-campaign/#more-1499

BetsyM00 Wed 11-Sep-19 19:19:08

Thanks.
Clicky link: forwomen.scot/11/09/2019/census-email-campaign/

AutumnCrow Wed 11-Sep-19 19:23:10

Do you have to have a direct link to Scotland to send emails? I do have a link but currently live in England.

Alicethroughtheblackmirror Wed 11-Sep-19 19:42:36

AutumnCrow I think it would be fine. You don't have to provide an address or anything when you email. I seem to recall that STA was encouraging anyone anywhere to bombard MSPs.

OneLuckyLady Wed 11-Sep-19 19:53:03

Done

AnyOldPrion Wed 11-Sep-19 19:53:22

Done

terryleather Wed 11-Sep-19 20:00:48

I've sent the emails too - having to send one to Patrick Harvie without telling him what I thought of him was quite hard though!

AutumnCrow Wed 11-Sep-19 20:21:14

Thanks I'll send something shortly.

AnyOldPrion Wed 11-Sep-19 20:25:29

I've sent the emails too - having to send one to Patrick Harvie without telling him what I thought of him was quite hard though

Yup. Gritted teeth for that one!

AnyOldPrion Wed 11-Sep-19 20:27:31

Susan, have you put this on Spinster? What name should I look for to re-spin (or whatever it’s called).

ScrimshawTheSecond Wed 11-Sep-19 20:39:06

Thanks Susan et al. Look forward to the replies. grin

terryleather Wed 11-Sep-19 20:45:38

I was surprised to receive a reply to one of my emails the next day...strangely enough it was not from Patrick Harvie...

SusanSmithFWS Wed 11-Sep-19 20:48:13

AnyOldPrion not on spinster either individually or as group yet (too much to keep on top of!). Would it be possible to put it up there for us? That would be really appreciated!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 11-Sep-19 21:01:23

Sent my (slightly altered) email off yesterday.

Was also surprised to receive a really quick reply (not an auto response)

AlwaysTawnyOwl Wed 11-Sep-19 21:18:10

Done

NonnyMouse1337 Wed 11-Sep-19 23:04:17

Bumping up. The more emails, the better.

scotsheather Thu 12-Sep-19 00:24:29

In general MSPs are only supposed to reply to emails from their own constituents but no harm sending them anyway for something of this magnitude. The more the merrier.

AnyOldPrion Thu 12-Sep-19 07:31:46

Put it on Spinster last night. Hope those MSPs wake up to full inboxes of GC e-mails!

littlbrowndog Thu 12-Sep-19 07:42:58

Will do

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 12-Sep-19 08:41:59

Good piece in the Scotsman this am

www.scotsman.com/news/politics/academics-urge-msps-to-keep-census-sex-question-based-on-biology-1-5002594/amp?__twitter_impression=true

SusanSmithFWS Thu 12-Sep-19 09:14:56

Scotsheather when it's a matter for consideration by a committee on which they sit, anyone can write.

Similarly, anyone can contact a minister on their portfolio.

AnyOldPrion Thu 12-Sep-19 09:30:56

Claire Baker got back to me to say she’d take my views into consideration. I’m very pleased someone is listening!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 12-Sep-19 11:29:39

Twitter thread re committee from For Women Scotland here:

twitter.com/ForwomenScot/status/1172075425473937408?s=19

Birdsfoottrefoil Thu 12-Sep-19 11:38:02

Sent but only had time to cut and paste suggested email

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 12-Sep-19 13:19:26

Video of meeting here:

www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/culture-tourism-europe-and-external-affairs-committee-september-12-2019

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