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Take Action

The Basics

It can be overwhelming when you consider all the important issues that need to be addressed. But don’t let that stop you! Focus on what you can do, not on what you can’t!

  • Choose an issue about which you are passionate 
  • Learn as much as you can about this issue (its history including a check on the EFC issues webpages, where things stand now which may include a quick email to the EFC's Ottawa office
  • Look for practical ways you can get involved; use the following guidelines as a jumping off point for your efforts.
  • Be encouraged! When you put your faith in action, you CAN make a difference!

1. Pray

Prayer is absolutely essential to any effective action on an issue.

  • Establish a prayer group or e-mail list and begin praying for those in your area who are speaking up publicly on an issue. 
  • Pray for your MP by name. 
  • Pray for the EFC an other national groups that are working on these critical issues.

2. Write

Writing can be an amazingly effective way to express your views on an issue. And there are a number of ways your writing can make a difference! You can:

Remember: Whomever you are writing, be respectful and courteous while clearly stating your views on the issue. If you are addressing a particular piece of legislation, articulate clearly whether you oppose or support the legislation, and explain why.

See Writing Letters for more help in shaping your letter.

3. Speak

Make an appointment to meet with your MP, either alone or as part of a pastor's coalition. (See Contacting Your MP.)

Check the parliamentary calendar to find out when MP's are likely to be in their ridings. A face-to-face visit with your MP is the most effective way of conveying your concern about a particular issue.

4. Stand

Get informed about what is happening locally surrounding the issue. Try contacting local ministerial associations, relevant organizations or Christian media for information on local events, prayer vigils and demonstrations. (See Demonstrations.)

Before attending an event, always talk to the organizers of the event to make sure you can agree with any public statements that will be made.

5. Uphold

Plan events in your church to raise awareness and support surrounding an issue. For example, observe a Marriage Sunday or a Celebrate Life Week in your church.

Take Action

The Basics: Pray, Write, Speak, Stand, Uphold

How to Write Letters to the Editor and to Government

Which Government Contact to Use

Contact Information for Your Local Member of Parliament

Visiting Your Local Member of Parliament

Starting a Petition

Participating in Demonstrations

Hosting an Event on Parliament Hill

Appearing Before a Parliamentary Committee

   
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