*Rebels rise up and call for democracy* This is an opportunity for all of us who feel passionately about our Government's failure to act meaningfully on the climate and ecological crisis to engage with democracy and ensure our voices are heard. On 22nd October we will come together in peaceful protest outside Westminster to call for democracy on HS2. On 22nd October the Minister for Transport will be asked about the possibility of an adjournment debate on HS2 in the House of Commons. It is vital that your MP backs that request so we must act now to ensure that happens. Through a pre-action email and social campaign and an in person protest we will invite those whose responsibility it is to protect us to listen to the will of the people who were #neverasked about this absurd vanity project. *THIS ACTION IS IN TWO PARTS* Part a) Email your MP today (before monday 19th October) to ask them to support an adjournment debate on HS2. Ask all your friends, relatives colleagues and anyone else you can convince to do the same. This step is vital if our action on 22nd is to have impact. If you want some reasons as to why HS2 is a terrible idea and should be paused without delay there are some rather brilliant suggestions here www.stoph2.org Part b) A socially distanced protest outside the Houses of Parliament on Thursday 22nd October. *WHEN:* Thursday 22nd October. 9am till midday. We begin early to engage in outreach to MP’s entering the house that day if you prefer to travel after rush hour please join us later. Transport questions in the House are tabled for 9.30 - 10.30am. Feel free to stay on with Westminster Rebellion for continued outreach until 3pm. *WHERE:* Parliament Square *WHAT TO BRING:* Extinction Is Forever Beetle banners & flags, Stop HS2 Banners and Flags. Please dress for the weather, bring any snacks and water you might need and your own mask and hand sanitiser. PLEASE also bring a friend or three! *COVID GUIDELINES* This will be a socially distanced protest with appropriate risk assessment available in advance. Please bring your own mask and hand sanitiser and stay distanced from those outside your household. If you feel at all unwell on the day please sit this one out and participate online from home instead. Please follow along for broadcasts about the event and the social campaign on the Extinction Is Forever Telegram broadcast here: https://t.me/ExtinctionIsForeverBroadcast We the people were #NeverAsked about the ecocidal and financially outrageous project that is HS2 and it’s about time we were. Having this debated properly in the house is a good first step. This is an opportunity for all of us who feel passionately about our Government's failure to act meaningfully on the climate and ecological crisis to engage with democracy and ensure our voices are heard. More details on the background to this action and how to get involved can be found on the Google doc here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nW4PzkZf1cgL_Gg6q_whx2ap88wKtsqGCYkuIqO4Xzo/edit?usp=sharing