This morning I awoke to find 43 unread emails about the issue of access to homebirth for Australian women on my blackberry. By the time I was on the train into the office this had grown to nearly 100 and continues to grow. This campaign, although worthy *, is a text book example of what not to do to get the attention of an MP on a given issue and expect them to take some positive action on your behalf.
Having spoken to a number of my colleagues this morning who have also received these exact same emails, here are 5 tips on how to lobby MPs and not be ignored**
Tip #1: If you are going to send emails, include where you live.