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#EndCovidEverywhere

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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.

write 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.

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.

recruit new volunteers

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why recruit

The power of each individual volunteer speaking out about ending extreme poverty has huge impacts. If every Results volunteer recruited just one person to join us, we would double our number volunteers but *more than double* our impact.

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Canadians volunteer the equivalent of almost 858,000 full-time year-round jobs. In 2018, over 12 million Canadians engaged in formally giving their time to charities, nonprofits and community organizations.

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While volunteers are making asks to their Members of Parliament (MPs), Results staff is making those same asks behind the scenes. Our powerful volunteers work in unison with staff to educate MPs on critical issues and hold them and other decision makers accountable.

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use social media - in an instant!

Our #EndCovidEverywhere campaign this month celebrates the heroes and everyday people who are playing critical roles in the pandemic response and recovery. 

The ask: Canada must invest at least 1% of its COVID-19 response in new and additional aid towards an emergency global response to end the pandemic everywhere. Funds must go to global health agencies delivering on the ACT-Accelerator (ACT-A) to respond directly to the virus, as well as towards efforts to mitigate the secondary impacts of the crisis. 

Use your voice on social media to wish decision makers a happy holiday season and to celebrate the recent contributions from Canada towards a global response to end COVID-19 (announced on Sep 25 and Sep 29). Tag relevant people including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau), the Minister for International Development, Karina Gould (@KarinaGould), and the Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland).  Don’t forget to consult our suggestions for hashtags, tags and keywords!

You can also instantly let Canadian decision-makers know that you care (even during the holiday season!) by sending the ready-made tweet or Facebook post below.

Tweet instantly (click below)

As we approach 2021, we're recognizing the essential workers, healthcare professionals, parliamentarians and Results volunteers who are influential in ensuring progress towards the goal of a 1% investment in a global #COVID19 response. @KarinaGould @JustinTrudeau #Canada4Results

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

Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland, and Minister of International Development Karina Gould: This holiday season, we celebrate Canada’s contributions of approx. CAD$1.1 billion to the global pandemic response. However, as we head into 2021, we recognize that the work is far from over. With #COVID19 still circulating, we must continue to ask Canada to invest at least 1% in additional global aid, so that we can start a new year filled with hope for all. #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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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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