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write a letter to the editor (LTE)

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Write a letter to the editor (LTE) on topics related to current events in the media or something already in print. Be creative by finding a hook and connecting it to our current campaign. Use our step-by-step instructions to write your LTE and get it published in the media.

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.

write your Member of Parliament (MP)

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Write to your Member of Parliament (MP) as a way of introducing yourself and share a personal story or example on a topic that concerns you. Your MP works for you so be sure to get informed, and use our step-by-step instructions to help you get started.

why write your MP

Write to your MP (Member of Parliament) if you want to share your opinion about an issue that concerns you. A personalized letter or email from you means that there is a constituent in their riding who cares, and whose opinion needs to be represented 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.

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Why not make writing your MP a family activity? Ask your children to draw a picture linked to our current campaign and include it with your letter. You can also take a photo of your family and share it with your MP on social media and tag @ResultsCda.

use your voice on social media

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Use social media if you want to get your opinion out quickly and frequently. Tag your Member of Parliament (MP) or Ministers to get immediate attention on our current campaign which can be amplified through retweeting and sharing. Use our step-by-step instructions or pre-filled Tweets and post something now!

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 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 Canadians are on at least 1 social media platform so it makes sense for politicians to be active on social as well.

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use social media - in an instant!

Our #VaccinesWork campaign is to ensure that every last child receives life-saving vaccines. With your help, we can ensure Canada remains a leader in global health by making strong financial commitments to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Ask #1: Canada to pledge $215 million over 4 years to GPEI.

Ask #2: Canada to pledge $600 million over 5 years to Gavi.

Participate in World Immunization Week on social media and share how Canada’s investment in GPEI and Gavi can help ensure #VaccinesWork for all.

You can instantly let Canadian decision makers know that you care about these initiatives 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)

The evolving #coronavirus pandemic is proof that investing in #vaccines cannot wait. I want to see Canada make bold investments in #GPEI and @gavi and help ensure #VaccinesWork For All. #WIW2020 @JustinTrudeau @karinagould @CanadaDev @ResultsCda #Canada4results

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

Vaccines - and the people who develop, deliver and receive them - are heroes by working to protect the health of everyone, everywhere. This #WIW2020 I want Canada invest in more heroes, by investing in global vaccine providers @Gavi and #GPEI and help #VaccinesWork For All.

Share this image (right-click, copy and paste on social media)

read our top tips

  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 #voices4results

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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 Tumblr to see posts from volunteers and others
  3. Login to your profile on social media. If you need help, consult our 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 our social media best practices
    • use the hashtags and keywords provided
    • 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!

 - Brier, Results volunteer

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