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Raise Your Voice & Act Against Article 17 [ex Art. 13]:

Contact Your MEPs and Government

When conveying your message, we encourage you to:

  • Be polite (legislators are humans too ūüôā ).
  • Make your message as personal as possible (e.g. by for example, sharing any bad experiences you have had with existing content filters on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook or Tumblr).
  • Make it real: when emailing them, add your real name and provide a working return email address.
  • Make it local: Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) also appreciate knowing that you are part of their constituency, so giving your postal code can make a difference. If you can, preferably write in the legislators‚Äô language.

Contact Your Members of the European Parliament

Find below a contact list of all the MEPs as well as some tips on how you can address them. Click on ‘Act now – Write My MEPs’. See the methodology tab¬†for more details on how the MEPs are categorized below.

Epicenter.works has created tools that allow you to call MEPs. Click on Act Now РCall My MEPs. Please note that this will open the Pledge2019.eu website.

The contact list below shows how your country’s MEPs voted on the Article 17 [ex Art. 13] #CensorshipMachine. This ranking is based on MEPs‚Äô voting behaviour during the 12 September 2018 EP Plenary vote. A short explainer on how the MEPs are ranked:

  • MEPs in ‘Red’ – Supporting Article 17 [ex Art. 13]: These are the MEPs who voted against the Amendments proposing to delete Article 17 and against the alternative Article 17 Amendment from the European Parliament’s (EP) Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee, which both ensured Article 17 would not impede our fundamental rights. Also marked in red, are these MEPs that abstained from voting on these Amendments, as they indirectly supported the majority that voted in favour of Article 17 on 12 September 2018.
  • MEPs in ‘Grey’ – No Track Record on Article 17 [ex Art. 13]: These are either:
    1. Absent MEPs, who were not present for the vote on the EP Amendments to delete Article 17 and the alternative IMCO Amendment. It remains important to raise awareness amongst these MEPs to encourage them to be present at the vote this time; or,
    2. New MEPs, who joined the EP after 12 September 2018. It remains important to raise awareness amongst these MEPs who only joined in the past months or even more recently, about the importance of this debate and the issues at stake.
  • MEPs in ‘Green’ – Against Article 17 [ex Art. 13]: These are the MEPs who voted in favour of the EP Amendments to delete Article 17 and/or in favour of the alternative IMCO Amendment.
  • MEPs in ‘Yellow’ ‚Äď Pledged to Vote Against Article 17 [ex Art. 13]: These are the MEPs who pledged on the Pledge2019.eu website that they will vote against Article 17 and will keep upload filters out of the copyright reform.

How Your MEPs Voted on the Article 17 [ex Art. 13] #CensorshipMachine

PhotoNamePolitical GroupNational PartyPhone BrusselsPhone StrasbourgEmailLinks
Elmar BrokEPP
CDU
Udo BullmannS&D
SPD
Reimer BögeEPP
CDU
Daniel CasparyEPP
CDU
Birgit Collin-LangenEPP
CDU
Michael CramerGreens/EFA
B'90/Gr√ľne
Albert DessEPP
CSU
Christian EhlerEPP
CDU
Markus FerberEPP
CSU
Karl-Heinz FlorenzEPP
CDU
Michael GahlerEPP
CDU
Jens GeierS&D
SPD
Jens GiesekeEPP
CDU
Ingeborg GräßleEPP
CDU
Rebecca HarmsGreens/EFA
B'90/Gr√ľne
Hans-Olaf HenkelECR
LKR
Maria HeubuchGreens/EFA
B'90/Gr√ľne
Monika HohlmeierEPP
CSU
Peter JahrEPP
CDU
Wolf KlinzALDE
FDP
Dieter-Lebrecht KochEPP
CDU
Werner KuhnEPP
CDU
Bernd KölmelECR
LKR
Werner LangenEPP
CDU
Peter LieseEPP
CDU
Norbert LinsEPP
CDU
Thomas MannEPP
CDU
David McAllisterEPP
CDU
Angelika NieblerEPP
CSU
Markus PieperEPP
CDU
Godelieve Quisthoudt-RowohlEPP
CDU
Dennis RadtkeEPP
CDU
Sven SchulzeEPP
CDU
Andreas SchwabEPP
CDU
Renate SommerEPP
CDU
Joachim StarbattyECR
LKR
Helga Tr√ľpelGreens/EFA
B'90/Gr√ľne
Sabine VerheyenEPP
CDU
Axel VossEPP
CDU
Manfred WeberEPP
CSU
Rainer WielandEPP
CDU
Hermann WinklerEPP
CDU
Joachim ZellerEPP
CDU
Stefan GehroldEPP
CDU
Babette WinterS&D
SPD
Knut FleckensteinS&D
SPD
Sylvia-Yvonne KaufmannS&D
SPD
Bernd LangeS&D
SPD
Jo LeinenS&D
SPD
Gesine MeissnerALDE
FDP
Marcus PretzellENF
Die Blauen
Gabriele PreussS&D
SPD
Ulrike RodustS&D
SPD
Peter SimonS&D
SPD
Udo VoigtNon-attached
NPD
Klaus BuchnerGreens/EFA
√ĖDP
Reinhard B√ľtikoferGreens/EFA
B'90/Gr√ľne
Michael DetjenS&D
SPD
Stefan EckGUE/NGL
Independent
Cornelia ErnstGUE/NGL
DIE LINKE.
Ismail ErtugS&D
SPD
Romeo FranzGreens/EFA
B'90/Gr√ľne
Evelyne GebhardtS&D
SPD
Arne GerickeECR
FW
Sven GiegoldGreens/EFA
B'90/Gr√ľne
Nadja HirschALDE
FDP
Iris HoffmannS&D
SPD
Thomas HändelGUE/NGL
DIE LINKE.
Martin HäuslingGreens/EFA
B'90/Gr√ľne
Petra KammerevertS&D
SPD
Ska KellerGreens/EFA
B'90/Gr√ľne
Arndt KohnS&D
SPD
Constanze KrehlS&D
SPD
Dietmar KösterS&D
SPD
Arne LietzS&D
SPD
Barbara LochbihlerGreens/EFA
B'90/Gr√ľne
Bernd LuckeECR
LKR
Sabine LösingGUE/NGL
DIE LINKE.
Susanne MeliorS&D
SPD
Jörg MeuthenEFDD
AfD
Martina MichelsGUE/NGL
DIE LINKE.
Ulrike M√ľllerALDE
FW
Norbert NeuserS&D
SPD
Maria NoichlS&D
SPD
Julia RedaGreens/EFA
Piratenpartei 
Terry ReintkeGreens/EFA
B'90/Gr√ľne
Martin SchirdewanGUE/NGL
DIE LINKE.
Helmut ScholzGUE/NGL
DIE LINKE.
Joachim SchusterS&D
SPD
Birgit SippelS&D
SPD
Martin SonnebornNon-attached
Die PARTEI
Ulrike TrebesiusECR
LKR
Martina WernerS&D
SPD
Kerstin WestphalS&D
SPD
Tiemo WölkenS&D
SPD
Gabriele ZimmerGUE/NGL
DIE LINKE.

Email Your MEPs

  1. Personalise the email message:¬†You can do so by adding to the message body: My name is [your name] and I am from [your country], and if you want to even go a step further, you can include a short paragraph on how Article 17 [ex Art. 13] will impact you. Please also don’t forget to sign the email with your name at the end.
  2. Get ready to send your message: Copy the customised message by clicking on the ‘Copy Email to Clipboard’ button. If you want you can also copy the subject line afterwards.
  3. Decide who you want to contact: Choose if you want to reach out to the MEPs who voted for or against Article 17 [ex Art. 13]. You can also write separately to both of them.
  4. Add your message to the email: When the email message box pops-up, you can paste your customised message.
  5. Click send: Your email is important to ensure that MEPs safeguard your human rights and oppose the #CensorshipMachine when voting.

By clicking on the buttons below, your standard email application will open and the selected MEPs will be included in BCC.

Email MEPs Supporting Article 17 [ex Art. 13]


   

Email MEPs Against Article 17 [ex Art. 13]


Email MEPs with No Track Record on Article 17 [ex Art. 13]


Email MEPs Who Pledged to Vote Against Article 17 [ex Art. 13]


See the Pledge2019.eu website

Subject:

Message:


  

By clicking on the buttons above you will be able to paste respectively the subject line and the email content in your email. Customising the language is really important.

Send Your MEPs a Letter

Several MEPs have claimed that all the emails they receive are coming from ‘bots’.¬†In order to counter these claims the ‘BotBrief’ initiative helps you to create a letter that you can print out and send to your MEPs‚Äô postal address. Click on Act Now – Send a Letter to My MEPs. Please note that this will open the BotBrief.eu¬†website.

Call Your MEPs

Calling MEPs to follow-up on your emails to them is always a good idea, or in case you prefer calling them directly: Epicenter.works has created tools that allow you to call MEPs. Click on Act Now РCall My MEPs. Please note that this will open the Pledge2019.eu website.