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#LeaveNoOneBehind

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write an op-ed

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why write an op-ed

Write an op-ed to share your knowledge, opinion and passion independently from the newspaper’s viewpoint. Use up to 750 words to make your voice heard by exploring our campaign issue in detail, presenting new insights and ideas, and challenging the status-quo.

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When an issue is dominating the news, that’s what readers want to read about and op-ed editors want to publish. Timing is essential!

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Unfortunately, you can’t eliminate extreme poverty with 750 words, so focus on making a single point clearly and persuasively.

write a letter to the editor (LTE)

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why write an LTE

Write a letter to the editor (LTE) if you want to make your opinion heard in a timely manner. You don’t need a lot of research, and your LTE can be brief and to-the-point - just 200-500 words! When time is of the essence, choose to write an LTE.

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You have a better chance at getting published if you keep it short and sweet (and don’t be afraid to be bold!)

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Politicians are in their jobs because of you! As Canadians, we have voted them into office to represent us. So they want to hear from you to learn what issues you feel are most important.

use your voice on social media

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why use social media

Social media is a quick and easy way to speak up and tell your Member of Parliament (MP) that you care about immunization and access to vaccines. Get public attention and let Canada know that they should continue to be a global leader.

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Twitter is a news-centric platform! 71% of Twitter users get their daily news from Twitter making it a great platform to share and spread your news.

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Politicians are people too! Don’t be afraid to use social media to reach out to them about the issues that are important to you. 94% of online Canadians are on at least 1 social media platform so it makes sense for politicians to be active on social as well.

meet your Member of Parliament (MP)

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why meet your MP

Meet with your Member of Parliament (MP) if you want to make your voice heard by sharing your personal thoughts and stories about why a particular issue is so meaningful to you. Building a one-on-one relationship with your MP is the most effective way to make your opinion known on Parliament Hill.

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Sending a personalized handwritten letter by mail is one of the most influential ways to get your MP’s attention - but nothing tops the effectiveness of an in-person meeting.

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Email us for MP insider tips that can make your meeting stand out, including the latest MP leave behind.

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use social media - in an instant!

Our #LeaveNoOneBehind campaign this month focuses on the impact that income inequality has on the communities impacted most by COVID-19. In the fight against this pandemic, we need Canada to support a global and equitable response by investing in the strengthening of vulnerable communities.

Ask #1: Canada to invest at least 1% of its COVID-19 response in new and additional aid towards a global response.

Ask #2: Canada must commit to a permanent increase in Canadian aid (ODA - Official Development Assistance) to ensure progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ending extreme poverty.

Use social media to highlight the need for Canada to invest at least 1% of its COVID-19 response for a global response, and a permanent increase to Canadian aid (ODA – Official Development Assistance). Use this month’s theme of income inequality to highlight how COVID-19 threatens to widen the gap between the rich and the poor. Demonstrate with specific examples like school closures that have impacted around 90% of students worldwide (1.57 billion), and how an estimated 370 million children are not getting the school meals they depend on as a result.  Explain why Canada needs to do more to increase progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help create a more equitable, just and prosperous world for all.

You can instantly let Canadian decision makers know that you care by sending the ready-made tweet or post text, or follow our step-by-step instructions below to create your own.

Tweet instantly (click below)

According to the @WorldBank 71 million people will be impoverished by #COVID19 undoing decades of progress. Canada must play a leadership role to #LeaveNoOneBehind and invest 1% of its COVID-19 response in new and additional #CanadianAid #Canada4Results

Post on Facebook and Instagram (copy and paste the text below)

According to the World Bank, 71 million people will be impoverished because of #COVID19. We need to protect decades of progress and help people from falling into the poverty trap now. Canada needs to play a leadership role by investing new resources into aid to help the world’s most vulnerable people! #Canada4Results #LeaveNoOneBehind

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If you prefer to write your own tweet or post, use our step-by-step instructions below.

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  1. Be catchy
  2. Be bold and respectful
  3. Post frequently
  4. Always tag @ResultsCda so that we can help amplify your message. If space allows, include the hashtag #Canada4Results

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We think Twitter is the best platform for political and media engagement. Watch our 10 Tips to be a Social Media Advocacy Guru webinar to learn more. 

follow these 7 steps

  1. Familiarize yourself with our current campaign.
  2. Connect our campaign, and support your opinion with a newsworthy topic or hook that inspires you. Try these ideas:
    • refer here to our key dates, hashtags, tags and keywords
    • do internet research, read the latest news articles, or use external resources
    • refer to Twitter and our Social Media Wall to see posts from volunteers and others
  3. Login to your profile on social media. If you need help, consult our social media tips for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  4. If your MP, a Minister or the Prime Minister has social media, you can find their details here.
  5. Write your post and personalize it so that it’s meaningful to you. Consider these ideas:
    • consult your tools to learn how to use social media powerfully
    • refer here to our key dates, hashtags, tags and keywords
    • include @ResultsCda in your post so that we can help amplify your voice
  6. Hit post and ask your friends to help you spread the word by sharing, commenting and liking.
  7. If you belong to a Results group, let your Group Leader know that you took action on social media. If you are not part of a group, consider joining one! Until then, fill out this “actions taken” online form.

See all our resources to help you use social media, along with key dates, hashtags, tags and keywords found on our campaigns page here. 

I use social media every day, but I never thought I could use it to make a positive impact in the world. In less than two minutes, I composed a tweet to raise awareness about Results’ campaign, tagged my Member of Parliament, and used my voice to take action!

 - Hailey, Results volunteer

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