This post appeared on http://www.libdemvoice.org earlier today. We seem to be suffering a little technical difficulties, so I am reposting it here to help it get out to a wider audience, given the constraints of time. Please do not reply here – please send your message to the email address given. Do, please, pass this info on to the people who are contacting you, particularly party members who will want to have their say.
On Saturday afternoon the party’s Federal Executive is meeting to discuss how the party should handle the Parliamentary situation. There’s no pre-set, universally supported answer to this so the FE’s discussion is going to be meaningful and important – which means that if you want to influence what the party does, now is the time to let the FE know.
Because many members of the Federal Executive are scattered around the country – sleeping, travelling back from election counts, making their way to London and so on – the FE members may be hard to get hold of and many will not necessarily be checking their emails frequently.
Therefore, in order to ensure that people have a chance to send in a view that will be read before the meeting, we’ve agreed with the Party President Ros Scott a special email address – firstname.lastname@example.org which can be used to email in your views. A member of staff will collate all the messages and make sure that they are drawn to the attention of Ross and also reported to the members of the FE in time for their discussion.
A few tips when emailing this address:
– Given the pressures of time, short and concise messages are likely to be more effective than 12 pages essays
– As with letter writing or lobbying more generally, saying in full who you are and where you’re from is likely to add to the impact of the message
– Please send your message as soon as possible