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hossylass

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Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« on: November 07, 2011, 09:28:34 AM »
http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_214917_en.pdf

Please read the report, and then forward it to your MP.

Simply state to your MP that;

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Dear   ,

The disabled community have been aware of an increase in pejoritive language in the media regarding disability since the coalition came into power.
This has been repeatedly denied.
This academic report demonstrates the truth.

I ask you to consider whether you and your party are guilty of fueling the media, as 1 in 6 comments are direct quotes from MP's, and much of the rhetoric is based on DWP press releases.

Government has been asked repeatedly to desist in the negative portrayal of disabled and sick people, as outlined in the report, however the derogatory language continues.
There has been an increase in hate crime against disabled people over the same period, which we believe is a direct result of the demonisation of disabled people, and the language of Government, MP's and the media describing sick and disabled people as frauds and scroungers.

I remind you again that Incapacity Benefits and Disability Living Allowance have the smallest fraud rates of any benefit or allowance.
Sickness, illness and disability are not lifestyle choices - MP's who believe this, or state or infer this to be true should hang their heads in shame.
I ask you to not only distance yourself from this attitude but to actively request that others in the House and media desist immediately from this damaging representation.

Please read the report,

Yours Sincerely


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I hope you can all read the report, it is in very clear English, easy to understand.
If you could forward it to your MP it may cause a stir.

About time they read the truth, not the newspapers or party policy.

Can you help and send this to your MP?
You can find their email address at TheyWorkForYou.

Thanks
Hoss.
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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 12:56:41 PM »
Even if they are a Tory? 
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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 01:01:03 PM »
Especially if they are a Tory!

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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 02:03:48 PM »
Would it be a good idea to include your address at the bottom of the e-mail?

To make sure that they aren't in any doubt that you live in their area.
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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 02:27:50 PM »
Nevermind, I included my address and I have sent off the e-mail. Doubt he will bother to read it but at least I have sent it and given him the opportunity to do so. 

Still waiting for any response back from him over the previous e-mail I sent him, but I guess I have to understand just how busy he is...
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hossylass

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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 02:40:52 PM »
Well spotted DD.

Yes, please do include your address, otherwise they will simply email and ask for it.

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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 02:49:37 PM »
Well spotted DD.

Yes, please do include your address, otherwise they will simply email and ask for it.

They will e-mail and ask you for your address?

Omg, they actually have the time to do that? *gasp* then in a dead faint. *bonk on the floor*
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ilovepinkandpurple

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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2011, 03:01:49 PM »
its got 85 pages in it

ilovepinkandpurple

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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2011, 03:17:22 PM »
that workforyou forum is  >thumbsup< i typed my postcode in and it tells you who your MP is

hossylass

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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2011, 03:24:46 PM »
Pink, its even better than that.

You can use the "contact your MP" section and it will give you a letter to fill in.
All you then have to do is copy and paste the link to the report and what I have written (or what you wish to put) and then it sends it off.

Also the site will email you every time your MP speaks in Parliament, so you can check up on what they are saying !
You can also set it up so that it emails you if they mention certain words such as "deaf" or "disabled".

It certainly helps when you want to keep an eye on what they are saying !
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ilovepinkandpurple

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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2011, 04:14:33 PM »
i dont know how todo  that >doh<

hossylass

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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2011, 11:29:40 PM »
http://www.writetothem.com/

Use that link and it should help you through step by step.

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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2011, 11:46:48 PM »
Hi

thanks for doing this Hossy.  I sent the link to my MP - Emily Thornberry for Islington, London so others don't have to.
regards, Deb
regards, Deb

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hossylass

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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2011, 12:00:44 AM »
After you click on the link above, then you can select your MP. It will give you the choice of different people but it is not very confusing.

This then takes you to a letter, you put in your address and it makes it into a nice letter for you that you can read, (preview at the bottom button) and they send the letter as an email.

You then get an email to your email address to confirm your email is real, so you just click on that and it gets sent.

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Re: Pleasee read this, media representation truth
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2011, 10:53:10 AM »
Well spotted DD.

Yes, please do include your address, otherwise they will simply email and ask for it.

They will e-mail and ask you for your address?

Omg, they actually have the time to do that? *gasp* then in a dead faint. *bonk on the floor*

Wow, I guess I should take what I said back.
As I have received a reply back from my MP to the second e-mail I sent them.
This is the response back.
"Thank you for your note. You will not hear pejorative language from me on the disabled. One the contrary the reason why Ilve organised a Jobs Fair on Nov 1th at the Deaf Association in Barnwood is in order to help the disabled back into work.

 

I DO talk strongly about people claiming incapacity benefit who should not do so."
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