I’ve been meaning to get around to this blog thing for a little while now, and I can’t think of a better reason to start than the Global Climate Strike tomorrow. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make any of the rallies on Friday, but I’ve written to my local state and federal representatives to demand action.
I would love you to do that same, and so I’ve included a template of what I wrote that you can copy and paste.
To find your federal electorate and representative’s contact details, click here.
You can find the contact details of your local state representative by clicking here.
My local state and federal members are both liberal and so this email is tailored towards them and their lack of action on climate change. If your members are from another party, you may want to change bits to suit their party and position better.
Now all you have to do is grab the template below, give it a bit of your own spice and send it on its way. Share it with your friends, share it with your family. Copy, steal and plagiarise the shit out of it. Let’s inundate these fuckers.
Global Climate Strike: We need action on the Climate Crisis
Dear____________MP (try and call them by their name and avoid calling them a dickhead)
My name is _________ and I am a constituent of _________ (enter your electorate) in ________ (enter your suburb).
I am writing to you because I am deeply concerned that Australia is not taking enough action to fight out climate crisis and is going in the wrong direction on climate change.
The Great Barrier Reef is dying, the Amazon is burning and our planet is suffocating. Australia’s current action on climate change is insufficient, and a slap in the face to the younger generations who cannot yet vote and will have to fix this mess and face the consequences.
The 2018 IPCC Special Report on Global Warming states “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”. We have yet to see even a skerrick of this drastic action required by the Australian (or your state government) Government. Instead, Adani has been approved, drilling is being considered in the Bight and we are considered one of the 11 worst countries for deforestation by the WFF.
Now is the time to act. The costs of renewable energy are falling, and supporting a green economy not only ensures a future for us and this planet but is also beneficial to the Australian jobs and progress.
As my representative in ________ (State or Federal) government, I am asking you to call for stronger action on our climate crisis. Please forward my letter to Sussan Ley, Minister for Environment, raise these issues in Parliament, and discuss our concerns with other elected officials.
________ (your name, sorry no nicknames this time Princess Consuela Banana Hammock)