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Alberta Phone Call Actions

Friday, February 2 @ 8:00 am Sunday, March 31 @ 5:00 pm

Scripts for contacting MLAs.

Thank you for your interest in using our letter templates. The hope is this makes it easier and more comfortable to make a phone call to your MLA or the office of one of our other provincial elected representatives.

The scripts are named based on the theme they highlight or on who they are intended to be for/from.

Please feel free to edit, adjust and personalize these scripts as you see fit.

Instructions

Before making the call, please update the bolded text on the script to your own information. It’s best to reference what constituency you’re in, especially if you’re calling your own MLA. If you’re unsure of what riding you’re in, please check the map here.

When making the call, here are some instructions to help you through the process:

Anticipate Responses: Prepare for possible responses or objections from the staff member or representative if your call gets answered. Have counterarguments ready to address any concerns they may raise.

Be Respectful and Courteous: Maintain a respectful and courteous tone throughout the call, even if you encounter disagreement. Avoid using aggressive language or making personal attacks.

Listen and Respond: Listen carefully to the staff member or representative’s responses and engage in constructive dialogue. Acknowledge their points and address any questions or concerns they may have.

Reiterate Your Request: Summarize your main points and reiterate your request for action before ending the call. Politely ask for your clear opposition to be noted and for this to be passed along to the MLA and Premier’s office for data purposes.

Follow-Up: After the call, consider sending a follow-up email or letter thanking the representative for their time and restating your key points. This reinforces your message and demonstrates your commitment to the issue. Something simple such as: 

Hi, Representative’s Name, I just wanted to send a quick message to thank you for taking my call today and for receiving my feedback about the policies impacting the transgender population in Alberta. I have asked that you pass along my clear opposition to the policies so would like to briefly outline my main concerns to make this information easier to pass along for tracking purposes: (then list them in point form). Thank you for you time.

Document the Call: Keep a record of the call, including the date, time, and any important details discussed. This will be useful for tracking progress and following up in the future.

Engage Others: Encourage others who share your concerns to also call the representative’s office. Collective action can amplify your message and increase the likelihood of a positive response. Send them the link to this page so they can access phone scripts or letter templates to use when contacting their MLAs.

If you would like to contribute a scrip to add to our collection, please email 1MVF