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| texte  = '''Current main action''': – <!--[[#Who to contact|call members of the INTA committee]] to ask that their report on ACTA recommend the Parliament reject it, and to tell them about the dangers of ACTA.<br/>The MEPs have been given a “fact-sheet” on ACTA's supposed inoffensiveness to reassure concerned citizens (that's you). You can find a [[Counter-Arguments_Against_ACTA|debunking of these lies here]].-->
 
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| texte  = See our '''dossier on [https://laquadrature.net/acta ACTA]''', a list of NGOs, politicians, academics, etc. '''[[against ACTA]]''', '''[[Counter-Arguments Against ACTA|counter-arguments]]''' to answer those defending ACTA, and a '''2 minute [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/video-acta-get-informed-take-action video on ACTA]'''.<br/>'''To be informed about the next steps''' to urge Members of the European Parliament to reject ACTA, send a blank email to [mailto:NOtoACTA-subscribe@laquadrature.net NOtoACTA-subscribe@laquadrature.net] to subscribe to our list.<br/>'''To discuss ACTA''', subscribe to our discussion list by sending a blank email to [mailto:acta-subscribe@laquadrature.net acta-subscribe@laquadrature.net]. <small>We won't use your email for anything else.</small>
 
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You want to [[How to act against ACTA|act against ACTA]] and are about to call your MEP and ask them to reject ACTA, great!<br/>
 
You want to [[How to act against ACTA|act against ACTA]] and are about to call your MEP and ask them to reject ACTA, great!<br/>

Revision as of 11:57, 28 February 2012




You want to act against ACTA and are about to call your MEP and ask them to reject ACTA, great!
Remember, the counter-arguments to what your correspondant might answer can be very useful.

Here is an example phone call, to give you an idea of how such a conversation may go.

It is not intended to be directly reused as such, only to provide a guide, an example.
Remember, spontaneity is always better…

Phone call

  • YOU: Hello, I would like to talk to Mrs/Mr MEP, please.
  • Assistant: Mrs/Mr MEP is not available, I am her/his assistant. Can I help you?"
  • YOU: I am MyName, calling from MyCountry, I am very much concerned by the ACTA agreement.
  • Assistant: I see. We had calls before. I have no time.
  • YOU: But it is very important! The whole negotiations circumvented the democratic process and could radically alter the Internet and citizens' freedoms.
  • Assistant: Don't worry. The text is not as bad as you've heard, everything will be fine.
  • YOU: A paper by leading European law scholars shows that ACTA goes beyond the EU acquis. The ACTA agreement lets the Commission negotiate on civil and criminal sanctions. It is not just a trade agreement. The European Parliament must show its commitment to protecting EU citizens. Mrs/Mr MEP should help shape the INTA report to present this information against ACTA."
  • Assistant: "I'll tell Mrs/Mr MEP."
  • YOU: "Thank you very much for listening to me. If you wish, I can send you reference documents. I'll call you again shortly to know what he/she thought. Have a good day."