CPJ's Advocacy Toolkit
Developing an Advocacy Strategy
Advocacy How To's
- Forming Relationships with Policy-Makers
- Calling Your MP
- Meeting With Your MP
- Writing a Letter to Your MP
- Writing a Letter to a Cabinet Minister
- Meeting with civil servants
- Writing a One-Page Brief
- Preparing and Submitting a Petition
- Organizing a Public Meeting
- Organizing a Demonstration
- Working with the Media
- Writing a Press Release
- Using Social Media
- Engaging Younger Generations
Your Member of Parliament is more accessible than you think. If you are passionate about an issue, respectful of the MP’s time, and willing to take the time for a meeting, your MP will likely be willing to meet with you.
Step 1 - Setting up a meeting
- Call, email, or visit the constituency office to set up a meeting with an MP. Provide your name, your postal code, and the reason that you would like to meet with the MP.
- If the MP is unavailable for a meeting, request a meeting with a member of their staff. MP staff have more time to meet with you and they can bring your particular concerns to the MP.