As Neil’s mother I am asking Canadians to visit or deliver a handwritten letter to their Member of Parliament and voice their concerns about Neil and Ferdi so that the Canadian government will continue to take action to free both men and bring Neil home.
According to the research, the most effective methods of having your voice heard by your local MP are in the following order:
- Face-to-Face: with your representative and/or a relevant member of their staff are the most effective.
- Letter: A handwritten (best), or typed and signed letter is the most effective means of communication (other than a face to face meeting).
- Phone Call or Fax: to your MP’s office is more effective than email.
- Emails: least effective since often-considered ‘junk mail’ – especially if it’s a form email so please try to personalise your message even if you use the government content templates on the freeneilandferdi.org website under + How Can I Help
Find Your MP using your postal code at www.canadaspeaks.ca and/or The Honourable Stéphane Dion at 613-996-5789 or fax 613-996-6562
What You Could Say:
I am calling to ask that you urge the Canadian government to put strong pressure on the Indonesian government with regard to the Neil Bantleman case. This situation is a terrible miscarriage of justice and I would like assurance that Canada will not relent until Neil Bantleman is free and able to return to Canada.
More detailed case summaries and form letters to e-mail can be found on the www.freeneilandferdi.org website.