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#StopTheDeadlyDivide

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write a letter to the editor (LTE)

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why write an LTE

Write an 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 150-200 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 a minister

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why write a minister

Write to a minister 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 a minister’s attention.

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Why not make writing to a minister 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 the minister on social media and tag @ResultsCda.

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.

attend our webinar

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why participate

With all eyes on vaccines, World Immunization Week 2021 offers an opportunity to build support for immunizations and to learn more about what it will take to vaccinate the world.

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To end the pandemic, the majority of the world needs to be immune to COVID-19 and the safest way to achieve this is with a vaccine.

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Vaccines can bring us closer to ending the pandemic, and to one another.

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use social media - in an instant!

Our #StopTheDeadlyDivide campaign focuses on the urgent need to work together to find ways to prevent the world’s progress from backsliding during the COVID-19 crisis. Over the course of the past year, we have seen nation states engage in a race to the bottom to get their hands on precious COVID-19 vaccines first. This “me first” approach will prolong the pandemic, resulting in more lives lost and catastrophic impacts in economic and social disruption. The world's poorest and most vulnerable living in low-income countries are most at risk.

With global demand surging and supply limited, a deadly divide in access to vaccines is widening by the day. While immunization campaigns are rolling out in many high-income countries, low-income countries are predicted to not see mass immunization against COVID-19 for years to come.

Use your voice on social media to tell Canada that you want them to support the TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) waiver currently tabled at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Tag relevant people including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau), the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Francois-Philippe Champagne (@FP_Champagne), Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng (@mary_ng), and your Member of Parliament (if you’re not sure who it is, look it up!). Don’t forget to consult our suggestions for hashtags, tags and keywords!

The ask: Canada must support the TRIPS intellectual property waiver tabled at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and put people’s lives ahead of publicly-subsidized pharmaceutical company profits.

You can also instantly let Canadian decision-makers know that you care by sending the ready-made tweet or Facebook post below.

Tweet instantly (click below)

So long as vaccines are kept under lock & key, there won’t be enough to go around. What we need is a #PeoplesVaccine, not a profit vaccine. That's why Canada must support the TRIPS intellectual property waiver. @mary_ng @FP_Champagne #StopTheDeadlyDivide #Canada4Results

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

With global vaccine demand surging and supply limited, a divide in vaccine access is widening by the day. It’s in everyone’s interest to #StopTheDeadlyDivide created when people’s lives are a lesser priority than publicly-subsidized pharmaceutical company profits. #VaccineEquity #Canada4Results

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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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When posting on social media, be genuine and speak from the heart. People want to connect with other human beings online, so be yourself and it'll help you get your message across!

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. 

With a very simple action, you can have a very big impact. Together we’re strong and together our voice is louder. This is the great thing about advocacy.

 - Piera, Results Canada volunteer

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