For reasons of urgency and simplicity, this update will be in English only. Last Friday, the Dutch government decided to send the contested bill regarding dual nationality to parliament and to put it up to a vote– despite concerns expressed by thousands of Dutch people worldwide.
What does this mean?
Timeline: Without getting into too much detail, there are still several phases in parliament that need to be dealt with before the bill can be put up to a vote. During these phases it is of utmost important that each spokesperson of each political party is well informed about the various downsides of this piece of legislation. With enough valid arguments, a majority within parliament may agree to amend the bill and to reverse its strongest restrictions. The actual vote may be up as soon as this June – after which the second branch of parliament will also need to vote on it (probably somewhere later in 2012).
Call for action: Below you will find the names and contacts of each spokesperson of each political party in Dutch parliament. Please call them, send them an email, tweet them, send them a facebook message or even an old-fashioned stamped letter informing them kindly but urgently why they should not adopt this bill as presented by the government. Personal stories are often golden.
The time for you to act is now – we count on your support! Please share this message with as many people as you think are interested in hearing about this! For Dutch Clubs worldwide: please post this call for action on your websites!
Eelco Keij (Twitter: DutchMoon)
Party chair in Parliament (Tweede Kamer)
|CDA (government coaltion party)||Sybrand van Haersma Buma [email protected]Tel. +31 70 318 2515Twitter @cdavandaag||Mirjam Sterk[email protected]Tel. +31 70 318 3581 Twitter @MirjamSterk|
|VVD (goverenment coaltion party)||Stef Blok[email protected]Tel. +31 70 318 3035Twitter @stefblokVVD||Cora van Nieuwenhuizen[email protected]
Tel. +31 70 318 2893Twitter @CvNieuwenhuizen
|PVV (supporting party of the coalition)||Geert Wilders[email protected]Tel. +31 70 318 2211Twitter @geertwilderspvv||Joram van Klaveren[email protected]Tel. +31 70 318 5312|
|PvdA(opposition)||Martijn van Dam[email protected]Tel. +31 70 318 2753Twitter @martijnvdam|
|D66(opposition)||Alexander Pechtold[email protected]Tel. +31 70 318 2625Twitter @APechtold||Gerard Schouw[email protected]Tel. +31 70 318 3066Twitter @GerardSchouwD66|
|GroenLinks (opposition)||Jolande Sap[email protected]Tel. +31 6 553 8 4184 (Anita de Horde, voorlichter Jolande)Twitter @jolandesap||Tofik Dibi[email protected]Tel. +31 70 318 3030Twitter @TofikDibi|
|SP(opposition)||Emile Roemer[email protected]Tel. +31 70 318 3044Twitter @emileroemer||Sadet Karabulut [email protected]Tel. +31 70 318 2828Twitter @SadetKarabulut|
|CU(opposition)||Arie Slob[email protected]Tel. +31 70 318 3057 en +31 70 318 3664Twitter @arieslob|
|SGP(opposition)||Kees van der Staaij[email protected]Tel. +31 70 318 28 44Twitter @keesvdstaaij|
|PVDD (opposition)||Esther Ouwehand[email protected]Tel. +31 20-5203870Twitter @estherouwehand|