Engage The Media
After you’ve written your MP, it’s time to contact the media
Write letters to the editor or Op-Eds asking for a nationwide discussion and parliamentary debate on Canada’s role in Afghanistan.
Keep letters to under 200 words and stay on topic to have a better chance of being published.
Remember to sign off as a CASC member. Send us copies of your published contributions and we’ll post them on the CASC website.
In your letter to the editor or Op-Ed, focus on one or all of the following points:
You want to see a debate in parliament about extending the robust and effective participation of Canada in support of Afghanistan past 2011.
Don’t let Canada abandon Afghanistan at this critical time. We have sacrificed much in Afghanistan. Will that sacrifice be in vain?
International intervention in Afghanistan can help end the violence of all illegal armed groups, alleviate poverty, and support Afghans’ struggles for peace, justice, and stability.
The United Nations wants Canada involved in Afghanistan.
Human rights are universal, and not culture-specific. We are listening to the demands of Afghans for human rights, the protection of women’s fledgling rights, and the desire for a democratic system of governance.