Contact and meet your local MLA!
Oct 21, 2017 — Hi everyone,
Although it seems that Minister Popham is supportive of a cage-free BC, we can’t slow down - we need to keep the pressure on!
What I’m proposing to lay on that pressure could be extremely effective if we all participate. I need you to contact and meet your local MLA, and ask that they pass your concerns of caging hens onto Minister Popham. Here’s how to go about this:
Email your MLA’s Office (firstname.lastname.MLA@leg.bc.ca) stating you’re a constituent and you’d like to meet with your MLA.
If they do not respond within 3 - 4 days, call their office and state that you’re a constituent and have requested a meeting through email and haven’t heard back.
During your meeting, give a brief explanation of battery cages/enriched cages, state that you want all cages in BC’s egg industry to be phased out, then ask that they share your concerns with the Minister of Agriculture (Lana Popham). Please do all of this in the most respectful manner, otherwise they’ll have no reason to grant your request.
Please keep me up to date (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your progress, especially if your MLA is Adam Olsen, Ian Paton, or Norm Letnick, as they are all Opposition Critics to Minister Popham. If you don’t know who your MLA is, find out here: https://www.leg.bc.ca/Pages/BCLASS-Search-Community.aspx?PlaceFirstLetter=A&
I hope you’ll all follow through with this, it will be such an effective way of showing Minister Popham and the new government just how urgent this issue is. Feel free to contact me if you need assistance.
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