Originally posted by Cobra
Aussie Pete where art thou!?
We've been here before. I seriously condemn form letters or form emails in this case because it shows you are a sheep. It lacks merit and credibility.
My advice is that these people are your elected representatives. they must represent your concerns whether they like it or not and they must cover the entire demographic. So, don't be scared - write what you think and feel in a nice clear manner.
I would suggest the following format:
1. Introduction explaining the main issue
2. Use current evidence and observations to explain the problem
3. Now outline the problems with what you see
4. Provide your suggested alternatives
5. Give reasons why you think your alternatives are better
6. Summarise very briefly what you have suggested
Now the important part. Many MPs are ex lawyers etc etc. They are trained to read the first and last paragraphs, and will then read the message again by reading the first and last sentences of each paragraph. After writing your email read it in the same way and ask yourself if the intent of what you are saying is understood. Edit as required.
Go for it boys! (and gals)