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Subject: EDM 236 to help reduce re-offending rates

Dear [MP’s name] MP,

As one of your constituents, I am writing to ask you to sign Early Day Motion 236, Second Chance, aiming to increase employment opportunities and rehabilitation of ex-offenders and so help tackle re-offending rates in the UK.
The Rt Hon Tom Clarke MP has tabled the following Early Day Motion which states:
“That this House acknowledges the importance of sustained and meaningful employment in reducing instances of reoffending; expresses its support for the Second Chance initiative to enhance employment opportunities for ex-offenders which is spearheaded by the Citizen Trust working in the community and at HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs; welcomes the creation of the Second Chance Charter with a nationally recognised kitemark, which will identify employers willing to consider offering employment to suitable ex-offenders without discrimination on the basis of past records.”

This EDM needs all-party government support. As my representative to parliament, I urge you to add your signature, to show a united commitment to reducing re-offending rates, and making the UK a safer place.
Thank you for your support,

Yours sincerely

[Your name & details of your town/constituency]