By Karyn Pugliese | Published June 11th, 2012
Tonight at 8 pm ET a special season finale of #FAQMP. We asked you to vote for the MP you wanted to see most on the show again, and you picked Green Party Leader Elizabeth May in our All-Star MP vote.
Margaret Wilson wrote into our website with a question that sums up something we have heard over and over again this year on #FAQMP . Many people are frustrated that they are not getting a response when they write to their MP’s. So Margaret asked, what is the most effective method a constituent has of getting a politicians attention?
Elizabeth May recalled that in the days when she worked as an environment advisor to the Mulroney government, letters to MP’s were used as a barometer to measure public reaction and wants on policy. She explains that such letters greatly influenced Brian Mulroney’s environmental policies. But she believes that has changed.
“Well, they are ignoring the letters to their office, aren’t they?” says May.
Instead, May encourages people to go back to an old, tried but true method of getting a politician’s attention. Continue Reading