Last week we asked you to commit to choosing one day of the week to call three offices weekly from now until June. Many of you responded and have already placed your first or second round of calls. Thank you so much!
We are thrilled to report that we are already seeing evidence of the effect this is having in Parliament!
Many of you have been reporting back to us that some of the numbers have been jammed and you are unable to get through the first few tries. This is excellent news!!
Jammed phone-lines reassure us that:
1) Our "targets" are being overloaded with the message of opposition to assisted suicide from concerned Canadians.
2) Offices are receiving enough calls that it has interrupted their regular work, meaning that they are forced to take note.
THANK YOU to everyone who has made the commitment to participate. So far we have 90+ amazing Canadians who have signed up to make weekly calls!
CLICK HERE to SIGN UP for the National Calling Schedule now!
Important Update To The Calling Strategy:
Firstly, if you are receiving a busy signal at the Ottawa office numbers please call the constituency offices. An updated list of phone numbers is below.
Secondly, we have added a fourth number to call; Anthony Housefather, Chair of the House of Commons Justice Committee, who will soon lead the study of the recently proposed assisted suicide legislation.
Participants are now asked to call four offices each week including Housefather, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice, and their own Member of Parliament.
NUMBERS TO CALL (UPDATED):
1) Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould
Ottawa Office – 613-992-1416
Constituency Office – 604-717-1140
2) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Ottawa Office – 613-995-0253
Constituency Office - 514-277-6020
3) Anthony Housefather (Chair of the Justice Committee)
Ottawa Office – 613-995-0121
Constituency Office – 514-283-0171
4) Your MP: To find out who your MP is by postal code please CLICK HERE.
Note: If your MP tells you that they are going to be voting against the legislation there is no need to call them next week. Simply focus on the Justice Minister, the Prime Minister & the Chair of the Justice Committee.
Please CLICK HERE for a current list of talking points
Please CLICK HERE for a sample script to use during your calls