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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.

introduce yourself to your Member of Parliament (MP)

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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.

write to the Minister of International Development

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Write to the Minister of International Development 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 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 the minister's attention.

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Why not make writing to the 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 Canadian decision makers what you care about most.

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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.

Call-to-action summary: 

Our call-to-action this month highlights the unparalleled malnutrition crisis threatening the lives of millions of women and children in low-and-middle income countries and calls for urgent action to avert the looming disaster and protect their health, rights, and dignity.

We can be proud of Canada’s legacy in ensuring that people the world over have the nutrition they need to survive and to thrive. Given the severity of the malnutrition crisis, at the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit on December 7-8, 2021, Canada must renew its commitment to ending the malnutrition crisis and step up to protect the health, rights, and dignity of women and an entire generation of children.   

Use your voice on social media to let leaders know that no parent should watch their child die of hunger and malnutrition. Share how the preventable consequences of malnutrition are immoral and that there has never been a more urgent need for investment in nutrition to avert further human tragedy. 

Bring attention to the N4G Summit as an opportunity where Canada must play its part to reverse the unparalleled malnutrition crisis. 

The ask: Canada must top up its initial investment at the Nutrition for Growth Summit on December 7-8, 2021, by a minimum of CAD$330 million over five years to reverse the unparalleled malnutrition crisis and protect the health, rights, and dignity of women and children. CAD$150 million of this funding should be directed to the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children, and Adolescents for optimal impact. 

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)

I #Stand4Nutrition to reverse the unparalleled malnutrition crisis & protect the health, rights, & dignity of women & children. Canada must top up its initial investment at the #N4G2021 by a minimum of CAD$330 million over 5 years #Canada4Results @nutritionwin

Instagram/Facebook/LinkedIn post (copy and paste into your social media)

No parent should watch their child die of hunger and malnutrition. The preventable consequences of malnutrition are immoral. There has never been a more urgent need for investment in #nutrition to avert further human tragedy. The Nutrition for Growth Summit on December 7-8 is an opportunity where Canada must play its part to reverse the unparalleled malnutrition crisis. #N4G2021 #Canada4Results

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If you prefer to write your own tweet or post, use our instructions, tips, and resources below.

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:

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
  • 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.

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 #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!

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

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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