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

Contact Your MEPs

When conveying your message, we encourage you to:

  • Be polite (legislators are humans too 🙂 ).
  • 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’ 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 – Call 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’ 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’ – 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
Nikos AndroulakisS&D
ΠΑΣΟΚ/PASOK
Kostas ChrysogonosGUE/NGL
ΣΥΡΙΖΑ/SYRIZA
Giorgos GrammatikakisS&D
The River
Eva KailiS&D
ΠΑΣΟΚ/PASOK
Manolis KefalogiannisEPP
ΝΔ/ND
Stelios KouloglouGUE/NGL
ΣΥΡΙΖΑ/SYRIZA
Kostadinka KunevaGUE/NGL
ΣΥΡΙΖΑ/SYRIZA
Miltiadis KyrkosS&D
The River
Georgios KyrtsosEPP
ΝΔ/ND
Notis MariasECR
Greece-The Alternative Road
Konstantinos PapadakisNon-attached
KKE
Dimitrios PapadimoulisGUE/NGL
ΣΥΡΙΖΑ/SYRIZA
Maria SpyrakiEPP
ΝΔ/ND
Theodoros ZagorakisEPP
ΝΔ/ND
Elissavet Vozemberg-VrionidiEPP
ΝΔ/ND
Sotirios ZarianopoulosNon-attached
KKE
Georgios EpitideiosNon-attached
Golden Dawn
Lampros FountoulisNon-attached
Golden Dawn
Eleftherios SynadinosNon-attached
Golden Dawn
Nikolaos ChountisGUE/NGL
ΛΑΕ/LAE
Sofia SakorafaGUE/NGL
Independent

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’ 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 – Call My MEPs. Please note that this will open the Pledge2019.eu website.