GATHER SOME MATES
Get some friends or neighbours in your local area together to plan an action. Call a friend. Invite people over for a coffee, dinner or a movie night. Get them fired up about Adani and ask them to help you plan an action to escalate pressure on your MP.
Follow these steps to find the information you’ll need about your MP for all future advocacy activities. Do it as a group and distribute the tasks.
Get a sense of who your MP is. Read their website, Facebook page, biography, first speech in parliament and recent media statements. Friend them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter, visit their office and grab the campaign pamphlets they have in reception to see what's important to them and their electorate. Research what they and their party have said on the issues you care about.
Sign up on your MP’s website to receive regular email updates, invites to local events, and information on their position on local issues to understand what they’re saying. Every MP has an e-newsletter.
Find out where your MP stands on climate change, coal, clean energy and our environment. Remember your MP will have to vote the party line, and the policy positions on their website will have to align with federal party policy. However you can also learn a lot about what your MP really thinks from their comments in the media, which new releases they put on their website and historical commentary on issues from before they became the subject of party politics.