You’ve done the survey and tallied your results. Next up is planning how and when to deliver your survey results to your MP - and making your voice heard!
For individuals planning to drop off your survey results:
- Ask a friend or family member to accompany you
- Make sure to make a placard with your results (example below)
- Take a pic with your placard, and the MP office sign in shot - post to social media with #StopAdani and #StopAdaniChallenge hashtags. Send your pic through to [email protected]
For groups planning a loud and noisy community event to deliver your results:
- Set up a Facebook event page with your MP’s office as the venue. Invite friends, family and the members of your group
- List your delivery event on ACF's Events page. This way more people will hear about your event, and can come along
- Get creative - paint a banner, make a placard, costumes, props etc.
- Prepare a briefing pack for your MP, containing:
- Your survey results and messages
- A letter explaining why the campaign to #StopAdani matters to you or your local action group, including any questions you’d like your MP to answer and a return address they can reply to, and a request to meet your MP
The day before
- Post a reminder message for your Facebook event
- Send a final reminder to any e-list you have (text them if you can), and to friends, family and local group members who have yet to RSVP
- Make sure any banners, costumes, props and placards etc are all ready to go
- Send a media alert to your local paper and radio station - see here for a template and here for a guide to securing local media.
On the day
- First thing, call your local paper and radio station - ask if they’ve seen the alert and whether they are coming along (they may ask you to re-send the alert)
- A couple of you should aim to get there at least 15 minutes early.
- Before there is a crowd gathered a couple of you may like to go into the office - introduce yourself, explain that the event outside will be peaceful, and let them know the finish time, and if the MP is in the office, invite the MP to come out and talk with your group. Explain that a couple of people will come in and hand over the briefing pack at the conclusion of the action.
- Introduce yourself to people as they arrive at the action, and once you have critical mass, huddle up and give a quick run-through for how the action will run, songs to sing, banners to hold, and let people know when it will finish.
- Aim to have one or two people speak to the gathered crowd (and any media who turn up). A short speech is a good speech!
- Hand over your briefing pack to your MP.