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Write to your MP and ask them to take action on climate change!
Writing to your MP is the first step in building a relationship with your elected government representative and creating the political will needed to solve global warming and pollution.
You can either email or post a letter or message them via www.writetothem.com, which will tell you your MP by your postcode.
Suggested outline for your letter:
- Make it personal by introducing yourself with a little something about you – eg job, children, faith affiliation, etc. – and mention why climate change and pollution is a concern for you or why you are involved with Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
- Say that you think the best solution is carbon fee and dividend and ask if he/she will introduce or support such legislation.
- If there is a particular reason you have been inspired to write to your MP, say why – e.g. latest climate change news; you’ve just heard about the carbon fee and dividend solution, etc.
- Ask for a reply.
- If you are posting or emailing a letter, include your name, address, date and phone number. Address it ‘Dear [MP’s NAME]’ and remember to keep a copy.
Your MP may not be aware of carbon fee and dividend so here’s an explanation you may like to use:
Fossil fuels are taxed at source, then this money (minus a cost-only administration fee) is divided equally between UK citizens.
It works by raising the cost of fossil fuels but gives citizens the money to cope with the price rise until cleaner, more efficient and cheaper technologies are available.
It also gives business the motivation and time to change from fossil fuels to cleaner energy.
And do forward your correspondance and replies to us – so we can keep track of who’s been contacted.
Thank you for your interest and effort! To get started, enter your postcode below.