“why do we accepta political system where the rich & powerful get special treatment?”

Christiaan Van Vuuren


First, introduce yourself. 1-2 sentences to make your email personal and unique.

Second, open the conversation.
Ask about where your MP stands:

  • Election advertising by political parties and industry groups seems excessive. Do you support a cap on how much can be spent on political advertising during elections? 
  • Businesses can be held to account if they lie or mislead people in their adverts, but candidates and parties can go as far as lying. Do you support truth in advertising laws that introduce penalties for politicians who mislead the Australian public?

Remember, don’t just copy and paste! Personalising your letter can go a long way to encourage a more meaningful response.

Lastly, sign off – let your MP know you look forward to hearing from them.

Find out moreThey Vote For You is a great resource to find out how you are being represented.

If you select “Yes, send me updates” it will allow the team behind the documentary & The Australian Democracy Network – to get in touch. The Australian Democracy Network is a non-partisan national movement of civil society organisations working together to create a healthy democracy. They created the Our Democracy campaign which calls for a system that works for us, not just for the powerful few.