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Why does speaking out matter?

Right now, a handful of big polluters – and the politicians who do their bidding – are damaging our climate and destroying our living world. When community voices are weak, they can get away with it. When our communities are active and engaged, we can compel our governments to do the right thing.

That’s why it’s critical that you and people across Australia reach out to your elected representatives so they know our concerns and advocate on our behalf.

Politicians receive a lot of emails and letters. But when a local voter takes the time to personally visit face-to-face, they’re much more likely to listen. Your MP represents you and should want to hear your views – not just take your vote. It’s a critical part of democracy that the people we elect to represent us do just that.

Join us for a half day training on how to make the most of a meeting with your MP. We'll discuss structure, desired outcomes, and skills you can take into the meeting.