There are lots of ways you can help oppose HS2
- Come to one of our events, for example we held a Lobby Day on 25th November 2013 (stophs2.org/lobbyday).
- Write to Patrick McLoughlin and your MP and encourage your friends and relatives to write to their own MP, especially if they are in areas not directly affected. You can suggest they use the tool at http://www.highspeedrail.org.uk/ to write an email. The more politicians realise that people think HS2 is a bad proposal, the more likely they are to cancel it.
- Download posters and other publicity material from our “toolbox” and display them in your window, workplace or anywhere where you have permission.
- Take action locally. Contact your local and county councillors to make your concerns and opposition to HS2 known to them. Join or form a local action group. We’ve got contact details of existing action groups on our contacts page, and we can give you guidance on how to set one up in your area.
- Join in the discussions on the internet to tell people why you think HS2 is a bad idea.As well as comments on Stop HS2 articles, some newspaper articles allow comments (there’s a list on the side of the page of some of the most recent articles, or join our facebook page.
- Start discussions – use twitter (the share button at the bottom of our articles makes it very easy to tweet a link). If you have a blog, maybe you could post an article about HS2 on it, or link to articles on Stop HS2.
- Have you considered writing a guest article for the Stop HS2 website? If you can write for a village newsletter, you can write for Stop HS2.Our guest authors cover a wide variety of topics, from international opposition to high speed rail projects, to local effects of HS2. Writers must support the aims of Stop HS2 – to get the HS2 proposal canceled – but can cover almost any aspect of the HS2 proposal.Typical articles are 300-800 words, but we occasionally publish longer or shorter ones. We are very happy to receive complete articles, but if you want more information please get in touch. If you want we will link back to your own website.