Act now to tell your representatives to protect our rights and freedoms. The best way to do this is by calling a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). But you can also send them a Fax, a letter or an E-Mail - we provide you with all the information and calling them is free of charge.
Stay polite and be yourself. Whatever happens, don't forget the basic rules of courtesy and common sense. Whether you agree or disagree with the individual answering you, and whatever the views of other members of her/his political group, don't say anthing that would give a negative image of people who are advocating for net neutrality.
Most of the time, you will talk with a Parliamentary assistant, and not directly with a MEP. It's not a problem. Engage in the conversation. Assistants play an important role in the development of the MEPs' positions. If a question to which you don't have the answer comes up, don't panic.
You are not expected to be an expert, only a concerned citizen. Tell the MEP you will research the answer and contact him/her when you have more information. Contact us to help you out via info /at/ savetheinternet.eu.
With our Fax Tool you can send your message to an Member of the European Parliament (MEP). It will be printed out in the office of your representative. There will be a phyical token of your opinion and the chances of it being read are much higher. But even more so it is important that you personalize your message. Everything that we write about E-Mails also applies to Fax.
You can also contact your MEP by email. Their addresses are available in the mail widget above.
Some people sometimes propose to send generic form emails to all MEPs (and even to those who do not vote on the related subject). We believe that such emails are counterproductive. MEPs and their assistants know how to use a spam filter as well as you and those emails end up in spam folders quickly. Generic form emails give the impression that you do not want to take the time to get interested in the matter and do not reflect the number of people involved in it (a single person can send several messages). Worse, such emails increase the risk that MEPs do not read the personalized emails on the same dossier and finally hurting your cause.
The best solution is to send personalized emails based on your own approach and your knowledge of the matter (Remember: you are not expected to be an expert, only a concerned citizen) and, if possible, according to the positions of the MEPs political group.
Sending a Tweet to an MEP is a very effective way of getting them involved with an issue. Twitter discussions are public which helps you to get the politicians attention because MEPs don't want to lose a debate in public. 140 characters for one Tweet are easily written and do not take much of your time.
If you make the effort to write a text it is also helpful to send this text to the MEPs via Facebook. You can either send them a private message or even write on their facebook page if their privacy settings allow this. To post publicly on their page about net neutrality gives the issue more traction and can spark a public discussion in our favour.