Together, we’re making climate damage such a big election issue, our next government will have no choice but to step up and act.

We’ve already had thousands of conversations with people across the country about why stopping climate damage matters. Now, we’re zooming in on the places where our votes are crucial in close election contests, and will determine who forms the next government.

We need to make climate damage such a huge issue in key places that no party will be able to campaign there without stepping up and acting to stop it.

We have huge plans to make this happen. Will you be part of it?

Come to a climate election campaign launch in a city near you to hear our strategy and find out how you can elevate the issue of climate damage in the places it matters most.

Bonner electorate – Wynnum QLD, 6.30pm Wednesday 22 August – RSVP NOW

Macnamara electorate – South Melbourne VIC, 11am Saturday 25 August – RSVP NOW

Chisholm electorate – Forest Hill VIC, 2pm Sunday 26 August – RSVP NOW

Canberra – YWCA Canberra, 6.30pm Tuesday 28 August – RSVP NOW

Sydney – Alexandria Town Hall, 6.30pm Wednesday 29 August – RSVP NOW

Newcastle – Newcastle Museum, 6.30pm Thursday 30 August – RSVP NOW

Adelaide – The Joinery, 6.30pm Tuesday 4 September – RSVP NOW

Melbourne – Melbourne Trades Hall, 6.30pm Thursday 6 September – RSVP NOW

Sunshine Coast – Kawana Forest Meeting Place, 6.30pm Tuesday 11 September – RSVP NOW

Brisbane – East Brisbane Bowls Club, 6.30pm Wednesday 12 September – RSVP NOW

Gold Coast – Fradgley Hall Burleigh Heads, 6.30pm Thursday 13 September – RSVP NOW

A group of ACF legends outside Fitzroy Town Hall

When the election is called, parties will be putting a lot of effort into key electorates where the votes will be close and winning or losing could determine who forms our next government.

These are the places the parties will be watching closely – where they must listen to the concerns of their constituents in order to win.

That’s why we need to elevate climate damage as a major issue in key places now – so that by the time candidates are knocking on people’s doors and handing out flyers, thousands of people will be telling them: if you want my vote, you must act to stop damage to our climate.

This is how we make the next election a turning point – when millions of Australians vote to stop polluters burning coal and choose clean energy to protect life.

But it requires the work of you, me and everyone who cares about our planet and the people we love.

We’re not asking for a small thing here. This is big. Come to a climate election campaign launch near you, and let's get to work.

Paul Sinclair

Campaigns Director at the Australian Conservation Foundation.