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GRAN Action for Health Equity: Contact Your MP this Summer

Hello GRANs, 

We hope you are enjoying the early summer weather across the country and finding opportunities get out in nature and meet with family and friends

Thank you to all those who have supported the Health Equity Campaign so far, with letters to the editor (24 have been published) and by participating in the Results Canada Week of Action (100 meetings were held over the course of the week).

We are having an impact!

Over the summer, there will be opportunities to continue your support for Health Equity and make your voice heard, especially in support of the Global Fund to defeat HIV, TB and malaria, end health inequity, and protect humanity from pandemics. 

Our first request is that you reach out to your Member of Parliament to encourage his or her support for Canada to make an ambitious pledge to the Global Fund.MPs will be in their ridings over the summer and often host or attend community events such as barbeques, picnics, and the launch of new programs and facilities. If you are able, it would be great for you to attend one of these events and find an opportunity to speak with your MP. Alternatively, you can email your MP’s office to communicate your support for the Global Fund and, perhaps, ask for a meeting.

A template for an email to your MP is available here. In addition, we are providing this link to helpful hints when meeting with your MP. For more information on the Global Fund, see this GRAN info sheet, which we encourage you to share with your MP as an attachment to your email, or deliver in person.

Thanks for all you do!

Janet and Pat

GRAN Co-Chairs