Get political

Page - November 30, 2006
Give your opinion political power. You can write, email, call and even meet with your local and national political representatives to voice your concerns and your vision for a better future. You can also write submissions ...

Being part of a democracy is about much more than casting your vote every three years! You can shape the policies of political parties and the direction of the country by playing an active role in the political system.

Your Member of Parliament (MP) is obligated to represent the concerns of your electorate in parliament so when you let your MP know what you think, they should represent this in the halls of parliament.

If you’ve got an hour then meet with your political representative, if you’ve got half an hour write to them and if you’ve only got 10 minutes then give them a call. Whichever way you do it, make the time to Get Political!

Meet with politicians

Meet with politicians

Meeting with politicians in person demonstrates that you feel strongly about an issue and allows you to have a more in-depth conversation.

Write/Email politicians

Write/Email politicians

Show politicians that you are serious about an issue and is one of the most powerful ways you can influence them without the pressure of a face to face meeting.

Write submissions

Write submissions

You can contribute directly to decision making about an issue through the submission process.

Call politicians

Call politicians

Often a minister's office will log calls about an issue so they can get a sense of community concern. By phoning them, you are registering your concern. And it only take 10 minutes!