Write to politicians
Writing to Members of Parliament (MPs) in a letter or email is a good way to express your concern about an issue, show your support for action and let politicians know what issues are priorities for the community. After all, community members are the ones who vote politicians in or out!
Tips for writing letters or emails to politicians
- Be clear about why you are writing. Is it to voice your concern about a particular issue? Or to request their support?
- If you live in the MP’s electorate, tell them. MPs care about the issues affecting their constituents, so make sure to let them know what those are!
- Keep it brief - 1 to 2 pages only (or the equivalent length in an email).
- Stick to 3 key points or less - don’t let your key messages get lost.
- Check your facts – make sure they are accurate and from a good source.
- Personalise it – briefly share your story about how the issue affects you, your family or your community. Make the issue real for the MP.
- Request a specific action and why you believe it will make a difference.
- Ask politely for a response.
- Offer to be available for any queries or to discuss further.
- Include your return address.