What have you done to oppose the 'Assisted Dying' Bill?
Ahead of the second reading debate in the House of Lords on Friday 18 July concerning Lord Falconer's 'Assisted Dying' Bill, these are just some of the ways in which you can make your support for a culture in which we deem no lives not worth living. How have you acted - or will you act - to make heard the case for keeping the current law?
This is crucial. This is your chance to have someone with a vote on Lord Falconer's Bill hear why such a law would hurt you. Members of the House of Lords do not have constituents and for hundreds of newer peers, this will be their first opportunity to vote on the issue, so it is up to you to engage them.
The bill is being debated in the House of Lords, but your elected representatives should know how you feel about this issue, so contact them or arrange a meeting.
This bill is set to be subject to a free vote, but many senior politicians have already publicly declared their opposition to legal change. Parliamentarians have accepted party leaders' overall vision in electing them - these same leaders must not be afraid to offer leadership in opposing the 'Assisted Dying Bill'.
Write to national and local newspapers, comment on online news items, phone in to radio shows, contact news editors offering to share your story more fully and speak out on social media. In an area where it all too often seems that whoever shouts loudest wins, be brave, be respectful and be honest. Do you have relevant personal or professional experiences that you could share?
It can be hard, but it will be valuable and your voice will be appreciated by so many people who feel swept up and disenfranchised.