Write to your MSP
Can you help?
If you live in Scotland, we need you to write to your constituency MSP. You can find out who your local representative is by visiting the writetothem.com website.
Ask them to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman MSP to request that she meets with Deaf Action to discuss clear face masks for deaf people.
We’ve drafted an email for you below that you can use, but remember to change some of the wording before you send it, so it does not get marked as spam. Please copy email@example.com into your email so we’re kept in the loop.
Email template example
Will you support clear face masks for all?
As one of your constituents, I am writing to express my concern around the impact that the use of face masks will have on members of the Deaf community – especially ahead of the new rules which will come into place on Friday.
Deaf Action is calling for transparent, ‘window’ masks to be made available in healthcare settings, as well as to the general public.
Will you support them in their campaign, and agree to a meeting with Deaf Action to discuss this issue further?