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It’s what we do!

There are so many great ways to get involved in pro-life activity. At any stage or ability, there are things that you can do that make a difference. We’ve come up with a list of things to help you get started, but we’d love to hear your ideas, too! Send us a message, or tag us on Instagram or Facebook with @weneedalaw.ca to show us what actions you’ve taken.

Email Your Representative!

Federal

Mark Strahl

Conservative
Chilliwack—Hope
Main office - Chilliwack 7388 Vedder Road Suite 102 Chilliwack BC V2R 4E4

Provincial

Dan Coulter

New Democratic Party of British Columbia
Chilliwack
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Things you can do.

Build relationships with your local representatives

There are many ways to build relationships with your local representatives:

  • In-person or via Zoom meeting. This is the most effective way to build a relationship, face to face. Contact your representative’s office by phone or email to set up a meeting.
  • Email. Great for regular engagement. Send an email when you want to comment on a particular issue, but also send a brief note of encouragement or a holiday message at other times of the year to help establish a relationship. Our SimpleMail tool is a great way to get started with this.
  • Phone. Members of Parliament or provincial legislatures get very few phone calls from concerned members in their ridings. A phone call makes them stop and take notice in a way e-mail cannot, so we strongly encourage taking the time to make a phone call about current issues! Remember to maintain a respectful, calm tone and be prepared so you can clearly explain why you are calling. Follow up with sending an email within the next 24 hours, again thanking him/her for taking the time to listen.

For more tips on a productive visit and some basic talking points, visit our Building a Relationship page.

Organize a Signs Up display

Want to do SignsUp! with your school club? Maybe you want to use the signs to send a message to your provincial legislature. Or maybe you and your friends want to educate commuters at a busy intersection near you.

The signs are available for use and we will work with you to coordinate dates and location, and assist you as much as possible in sharing this message in your community.

  • Goal  Send Canadians a message about the reality very few know: Canada has NO abortion law.
  • How  Reach Canadians with the censored message from our billboards. Stand with friends and hold up a message to get people thinking: is this okay?
  • When  Whenever works for you! Initially we ran the campaign for one week of mornings at busy intersections, to reach commuters. But whether you want to do this in the morning, afternoon, evening or during the day in front of a local politician’s office, we’re thrilled to know you’re putting these SignsUp! in your community.

Lead your friends, family, Bible study, youth group, or colleagues in a week of pro-life activism!

Find signs near you here.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

 

Support your local pregnancy care center

Support vulnerable pregnant women and new moms in your community! Pregnancy care centers are the best way to reach those you might not otherwise be able to support.

  • Find out where your closest pregnancy care center is located
  • Call them to find out what they need – diapers, clothing, gas and grocery gift cards…
  • Arrange a time to drop off a donation

Visit our “Choose Life, We’ve Got Your Back” campaign page for more ideas and a shopping list!

Host a screening

Host a screening of the Missing Project, a 70-minute film that documents what is missing in our nation because of fifty years of legal abortion. Missing laws. Missing people. Missing information. Missing voices. Since 1969, abortion has been legal in Canada, and in 1988 the remaining law was struck down as unconstitutional. This has left Canada the only democratic country in the world with no abortion law. Watch to learn more about how this happened, how this status quo has become entrenched in Canada, and what can be done to change this.

Here are a few suggestions and general guidelines for organizing your event:

  • Work with others: Consider partnering with other pro-life or human rights groups in your area, and other people you may know. This will not only help with the amount of work, it will also help spread the word to more people
  • Confirm the date: Pick an evening that conflicts least with other like-minded functions in the area.
  • Secure a venue: We recommend a minimum of 30 people at each screening. Make sure your venue fits a large group comfortably, and can provide or accommodate a laptop, projector, quality speakers and a screen.
  • Advertise: Create a Facebook event and invite your friends. Create a poster, reminding people of the upcoming event and post in the local community newspapers and/or as a bulletin announcement. Consider charging a fee to re-coup the costs of a screening (when you put a price on something people are more invested).

Day of the event:

  • Print out discussion questions (download here).
  • Before the screening begins, provide the audience with a bit of information (ie. "Welcome to tonight's screening of The Missing Project! Here is a little bit of information about the film.") Make them aware that the film will begin with a short intro by the producer, Ryan Stockert.

 

Sign a petition

Grassroots democracy is exactly that, grassroots. It’s organic, and it’s the people of Canada who need to send the message to their leaders. It only takes 25 signatures to get something read in the House of Commons and this is a great opportunity to affect the policy in our country by using our freedom of expression.

Petition Tips: 

  • Signature, city, and province are all that is required.
  • Any age can sign the petition.
  • Bigger is not always better. Longer petitions can be split into smaller ones (a few pages each) which will allow a sympathetic MP to present the petition in the House of Commons many times.
  • Make it most effective by asking to meet with your MP to discuss the issue and why it matters to you.
  • Petitions remain relevant for a long time. Please keep at it and continue to drop off copies at your MP’s office.
  • If your MP is hostile to the cause, you may send the petitions to any other MP instead. Even if your MP does not support the petition, they are duty-bound to present petitions from people in their riding.

For a list of guidelines for petitions to the House of Commons click here.

Invite us to do a presentation

Educating and motivating the grassroots is a key part of our mission to get Canadians politically engaged to stand up for our vulnerable pre-born neighbours. Do you run a pro-life group, or want to introduce We Need a Law to your school or church group? We have a variety of presentations available for different age groups including:

  • Pro-life 101
  • Sex Selective Abortion
  • The Abortion Pill
  • International Standards Law

We’d be happy to customize a presentation for you!

Contact us at [email protected] to book today!

Organize a flag display

Since our first massive display of 100,000 flags on Parliament Hill in 2014, our flags have been used over 100 times across the country. These pink and blue flags represent the pre-born lives lost annually to abortion in Canada. We have also done displays with 10,000 flags where each flag represents 10 lives lost.

If you’re interested in coordinating a display in your community, here is a list of steps to get you started!

  • Contact us to see when the flags are available in your area
  • Scout out a good location. You want good visibility from traffic, pedestrians, or both.
  • Measure the space – do you want to do 1,000 flags, 10,000 flags, or 100,000 flags?
  • Choose a date and apply for an event permit with your city.
  • Recruit volunteers! You’ll want approximately 5 volunteers per 1000 flags
  • Contact us for promotional materials and support – we will work with you to get you a flag display kit that includes banners, lawn signs, and postcards and brochures for distribution.

Write a letter to the editor

A great way to keep the conversation going in your community! Your local paper will include information on where/how to submit a letter to the editor. Here are some tips:

  • Focus on one issue only. Keep it clear and short – only 200-250 words.
  • If you are responding to a current news story or article, note this in your email subject line when sending the letter (For example: Letter to the editor re: story on pregnancy care centers)
  • Remove non-essential words such as “I think” or “I believe.” Just state the facts.
  • Start your email with a brief introduction followed by your name, city, and daytime phone number.
  • Include your letter in the body of your email, not as an attachment.
  • If your letter doesn’t get published the first time, don’t be discouraged! They receive many letters each week, so please keep trying.
Build relationships with your local representatives
Organize a Signs Up display
Support your local pregnancy care center
Host a screening

Sign a petition
Invite us to do a presentation
Organize a flag display
Write a letter to the editor