Grandmothers Advocacy Network is about Action
GRAN is slowing down for the summer and we hope all of you have a grand summer. But we are not grinding to a halt, and do suggest that summer is a great time to let our MPs know our views on the issues that affect the grandmothers of sub-Sarahan Africa .
Parliament is not in session until mid-September so your MP is more available than usual. So over July and August, you might:
- Arrange a visit and introduce GRAN issues: If this is your first meeting, take a GRAN brochure in English or in French and read a helpful guide to visiting MPs (English / français). If you wish to focus on a specific issue, click on the CAMPAIGNS tab at the top of this page and check out resources available on the issue that interests you.
- Not able to visit? You can write a letter, introduce yourself and GRAN and express your concerns on the issue you care most about. Click here to download an example of a letter on the importance of funding education.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the dangers it poses for access to medicines continues to be a major concern. The Standing Committee on International Trade has extended its deadline to hear from Canadians until October 31st. A template letter with all the information you need to write to them is available for download...Click here.
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