It would be great if you would like to help us get Charlotte’s beautiful portrait of Emmeline displayed permanently in the Houses of Parliament.
You can help in several ways….
1) SHOUT ABOUT IT!
Well maybe not literally (although that’s often good for the soul…) help us spread awareness.
Tweet, Facebook, write a blog, interpretive dance, make banners…what ever floats your boat – we need people to know that Emmeline and other Suffragettes are not represented in Parliament.
The women who were so incredibly brave to stand up to the establishment, who were often treated without dignity, imprisoned, force feed (an extremely invasive treatment) and generally shunned. They gave their time, lives and passion.
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2) TELL THOSE IN POSITIONS OF POWER TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
Write to your local MP…tell them you would like them to ask why a portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst is absent from the Houses of Parliament – the very seat of our democracy.
Write to The Rt Hon Sajid Javid Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and ask him the same question.
Write to the members of the parliamentary committee who over see purchasing art for the Houses of Parliament. This is a cross party of members – they have the power to change the status quo….
If you’re not sure what to say …click here for our example.
3) SELFIE! SELFIE! SELFIE!
We all appreciate a selfie every now and then – not only does it up the profile of women on the internet – never a bad thing – it can send a message to those out there too.
We are encouraging women to take a photo of themselves holding a placard with the name of a women who inspires them written on it – tweet this to @womenlikeyou #womenlikeyou