The Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement's report on the Lobbying Bill is being launched on Tuesday 10 December ahead of the UK Parliamentary Committee Stage on 16 and 18 December.
The Commission (CCSDE) launch takes place at 10. 30am in Committee Room 3A of the House of Commons in Westminster. This will be followed by an organised lobby of parliament, a social media campaign initiative and adverts on political blogs.
There is a supporter briefing in the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster at 11.30am and a drop-in session at 1.30pm in Committee Room 4.
The Commission has come up with a package of measures that would halt the attack on campaigning posed by the Lobbying Bill and would go some way to alleviating Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 problems.
The Commission told its supporters yesterday: "In the less than six weeks pause that we won just finding a path through the policy thicket is an achievement - well done to so many of you who contributed. The Commission highlights areas where further thought is needed before the Bill is passed."
The Commission will be publishing amendments alongside their report that it will be asking peers to back at Committee stage and is not expecting votes at Committee stage. The Report Stage could be as early as 13 January 2014, some analysts suggest.
Simon Barrow, co-director of the Christian think-tank Ekklesia commented: "The Commission's consensus proposals for amendment represent a definite improvement, but serious doubts remain as to whether the Lobbying Bill can be rendered fit for purpose in time for the 2015 election. It will be open to significant legal challenge and may leave legitimate campaign groups with little option but to challenge an unjust law."
The Catholic charity Progressio, one of the CCSDE's supporters, reports that its chief executive Mark Lister has met with Lord Wallace, in charge of driving the Lobbying Bill through the House of Lords.
"It was a cordial and productive meeting," said Mr Lister. "You got the sense that he has been bombarded on all sides by concerns from organisations and individuals. We presented a letter from supporters. I want to thank all our campaigners who took the time to speak out - we had nearly 300 separate messages, all of which were handed in and demonstrated the passion which Progressio supporters have for this technical but potentially disatrous Bill."
* More on the Lobbying Bill from Ekklesia: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/lobbyingbill
* A full supporter briefing is available here (Word document): http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/files/lobbying_bill_briefing.doc
* Second full CCSDE report - Consultation and Recommendations on Part 2 of the Lobbying Bill: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/19633
* Ekklesia press release: http://conta.cc/18PYnwH
* Stop the Gagging Bill (campaign site): http://www.stopthegaggingbill.com/
* Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement: http://civilsocietycommission.info