Thursday, May 10, 2007

Mobilising People Power or is it People Post?

This afternoon I have recieved some information or should I say a strategy from a concerned citizen that has the potential to be very powerful on this issue. It is a rather simple strategy, however sometimes the simplest ideas can work. Be in no doubt though if followed through it is a strategy that will work. I was supplied with two documents a form letter and instructions for using the form letter.

The Instructions

Fighting for Survival - Rural Queensland

Can you post 8 letters each week?

How to use this template.

What's the idea?

To have a format that allows the different issues about this legislation to get to the State Government and the media.

To do this with little to no resources.

What do I do?

Use the 'Fighting for Survival - Rural Queensland' template and in the space provided write your issues with this legislation.

Post 8 letters a week.

Step 1:

In the space provided write the issues that affect you or your family. Handwritten and dot point are fine. If you can see many issues then use a different issue each week.

Step 2:

Get 7 photocopies of your letter - now you have an original and 7 copies.

Step 3:

Fill in your name and address on the original and 5 copies, and then sign these.

Step 4:

Post the original, in an envelope, to:

The Premier Peter Beattie
Queensland Government
PO Box 15185
City East Queensland 4002.

Step 5:

Post each of the 5 copies to:

Channel 7 Brisbane
Editor In Chief
GPO Box 604
Mt Coot-tha Queensland 4001

Channel 9 Brisbane
Editor In Chief
GPO Box 72
Brisbane Queensland 4001

Channel 10 Brisbane
Editor In Chief
GPO Box 751
Brisbane Queensland 4001

Editor In Chief
GPO Box 9994
Brisbane Queensland 4001

Rose Barrett
Editor In Chief - Newsroom
The Courier-Mail
GPO Box 130
Brisbane Queensland 4001

Step 6:

Post an unaddressed and unsigned copy to a friend, relative or colleague who lives on the coast or in the South East corner. In a covering letter tell them how important the issues are to you and ask them to help by following these instructions. To be successful we MUST engage the population on the coast and in the South East corner. We can do this MOST EFFCTIVELY by using our individual contacts. Every one of us has contacts that can help - use them NOW.

Step 7:

Post an unaddressed and unsigned copy to a friend, relative or colleague who lives in rural Queensland and ask them to follow these steps.

This process will allow us to get all our issues to the Premier and the media.

Each one of us commits to posting 8 letters per week.

Our strength is in numbers,
Our success is in our tenacity.

The Form Letter

You will be able to pick up a copy of the letter from tonight's public meeting and we will endavour to have it down loadable from this site in coming days.

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