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You're absolutely right actually Rob! 

You know what... I think it's time to screw the anti's and their pathetic arguments and damn well tell it as it is and stop pandering to their whims!! Drinks
26-01-2015 01:49 PM
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We do, after all, have the disgraceful nonsense around snus to "inspire" us.

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(26-01-2015 01:49 PM)Spasmod Wrote:  You're absolutely right actually Rob! 

You know what... I think it's time to screw the anti's and their pathetic arguments and damn well tell it as it is and stop pandering to their whims!! Drinks
If the anti’s jump on and criticise this campaign that could be a good thing because it could spark a debateHuh


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Hi Everybody. I plan to launch this campaign on Sunday 1st February 2015 with a proposed letter writing period between 17th and 24th April.

Get ready for lift off Good

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27-01-2015 09:12 PM
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27-01-2015 09:27 PM
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Do you think email is a good idea in addition to the letters? It might be a good way to bombard the politicians from every angle. I know if I was in the politician's shoes, I'd feel a lot of pressure if I got a bunch of letters, then as soon as I started up my computer I was also hit with a bunch of emails. Just a thought anyway, I don't know since I've not been a part of a letter writing campaign before.
28-01-2015 02:35 AM
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(28-01-2015 02:35 AM)Michael Wrote:  Do you think email is a good idea in addition to the letters? It might be a good way to bombard the politicians from every angle. I know if I was in the politician's shoes, I'd feel a lot of pressure if I got a bunch of letters, then as soon as I started up my computer I was also hit with a bunch of emails. Just a thought anyway, I don't know since I've not been a part of a letter writing campaign before.

It can be an effective tool, but it can also weaken the campaign, there is a perceived value in a stamp with a letter. Politicians recieving one know that the person who wrote it got up off their arse and went to the post box and that represents a stronger feeling than simply penning an email. However given a choice most protest participants will choose to remain seated if given the option.

I would advocate adding an email dimension to the campaign, but only after posting day. Let everyone get a letter in the post and then for the final two days ask everyone that has contacted their politician to follow up with an email.
28-01-2015 03:46 AM
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Email addition nice one I'll get on it today

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28-01-2015 08:08 AM
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In case folks don't know already, you can find your MP's contact details at http://www.theyworkforyou.com

Despite being a .com, this is UK site.

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28-01-2015 09:05 AM
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(28-01-2015 02:35 AM)Michael Wrote:  Do you think email is a good idea in addition to the letters? It might be a good way to bombard the politicians from every angle. I know if I was in the politician's shoes, I'd feel a lot of pressure if I got a bunch of letters, then as soon as I started up my computer I was also hit with a bunch of emails. Just a thought anyway, I don't know since I've not been a part of a letter writing campaign before.
Michael. This is all new to me too.. But letter and follow up email is a good ideaGood

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