If you’re pushed for time and can’t meet or write to your representative then give them a call! 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.
Politicians you may want to call include:
Your local Member of Parliament (MP) or the minister responsible for the issue (for example, Minister for the Environment) Find out who they are and their contact details here.
Your local council representatives (at city, regional or district councils)
Tips on making a successful phone-call
Always be polite and be prepared to have a conversation. Be fair, and listen to their reasons for not agreeing with you immediately. Ear bashing your representative is not a good approach. You are much more likely to convince your MP to change their mind or do what you ask by coming across as knowledgeable, reasonable, and passionate.