How to invite people to your MP meeting

The more people who know about your meeting, the more pressure it puts on your MP to take urgent action. You can use email, WhatsApp or Facebook to invite friends or let local groups that you belong to know about the meeting.

Do change the words of these sample messages to make them more personal.

By email


I’m <your name and any group you’re part of> and I’m trying to organise an online meeting with our local MP to urge them to act on child poverty.

I thought you would be interested because <insert reason, eg. you volunteer at the local foodbank, your church has been supporting people during the Covid-19 pandemic etc>.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve all suffered, but some more than others. We are all in the same storm, but not in the same boat. Families already struggling to stay afloat have been pulled deeper into poverty by unemployment, ill health or other pressures. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The Government can act to put child poverty at the heart of its plans and policies.

If we can speak up together – as parents, teachers, volunteers, neighbours, concerned citizens and people who know what it really means to live in poverty – we can show our MPs, who have the power to make these changes, that we expect them to act now.

The online meeting is likely to take about half-an-hour. You can join the meeting even if you don’t want to speak. It’s important to show our local MP how many people think it is urgent to end child poverty.

Even if you’re not able to join the meeting it would be great if you could let other people know about it. Anyone who lives in the constituency is welcome. Simply forward on this email or share this link.

Let me know if you’d like to join the meeting, and – if you’d be happy to join a WhatsApp group to keep in touch about it – send me your mobile phone number. I’ll send you more details.

Thanks and best wishes,

By WhatsApp or Facebook

There’s a group of local people meeting our MP online on <insert date and time if known> to talk about ending child poverty.

We all want to live in a society where our children have enough to eat, a safe place to live, a good education and the chance to pursue the things they love – but we know that Covid-19 has pushed many families who were already struggling to stay afloat deeper into poverty. We’re all in the same storm, but not in the same boat. It’s not fair and it doesn’t have to be this way.

If you’d like to come to the meeting or know more, let me know, and I’ll add you to the WhatsApp group. Thanks!