Write to your MP
Writing or emailing your local MP is one of the best ways to share your views and concerns.
- Keep your letter or email short – maximum 250 words.
- Use the example below to help you.
- Always use a heading. For example, “We need urgent action to address dementia mate wareware”.
- Make your most important point in the very first sentence.
- Then use the next two or three paragraphs to say there is a Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan and what the Government needs to do is to implement the Plan.
- Include some of these facts about impact of dementia mate wareware in Aotearoa New Zealand.
- Include the personal touch – how does this relate to you and your experience?
- Ask them to respond to you.
- If you are writing a letter to your MP, remember you don’t need a stamp to post it
Dear/Tēnā koe <Name of MP or candidate>
We need urgent action to address dementia mate wareware
I am writing because I am very concerned about dementia mate wareware.
The numbers of people affected by dementia mate wareware are growing rapidly, but the Government has not doing enough to deal with its massive impact on families, whānau and our health system.
We are worried about dementia mate wareware numbers and the lack of support. We also know the dementia sector has an action plan called the Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan. So, we ask you to implement the Plan to help deal with the situation.
<Then add some facts, such as>
- Almost 70,000 Kiwis were living with dementia mate wareware in 2020.
- More than 170,000 Kiwis will be living with dementia mate wareware by 2050.
- Dementia mate wareware impacts more women than men – around 30% higher.
- In 2020, the total cost of dementia mate wareware to Aotearoa New Zealand was around $2.5 billion and will reach around $6 billion by 2050.
<Write something more personal – about how dementia mate wareware affects you and your experience>
<Then finish with something like>
Can you please tell me what you and your Party will do about dementia mate wareware and its action plan?
<Pick one of these closing remarks>
Nāku, nā – Yours faithfully
Nāku iti noa, nā – Yours sincerely
Ngā mihi – Kind regards or thank you
Ngā mihi nui – Kind regards (with more emphasis on gratitude)