Lobbying a candidate by phone
Sometimes it's hard to know what to say to a candidate once you've got them on the phone. Here's a guide that might help:
- Hello, I am a resident of (name
the riding or community) who will be voting in the upcoming election.
May I talk with (name of candidate)?
settle for an assistant - ask for the candidate to return your call!)
name is _______________________, and I care about literacy because I
am a (literacy practitioner, worker, teacher, learner, business owner,
etc), as well as a member of this community.
- Your support for Literacy is important because
(give some reasons why
literacy support is crucial in your area - i.e. provide statistics, key
to economic development, community development, despite need programs
are struggling -
whatever you see as important!).
- I would like to know where you stand on literacy, and if I can count
on you to be a literacy advocate after the election - here at home
and in Ottawa? (Fill in their response here so you can inform MCL!)
you for talking with me - I'll consider your comments when I cast