The 2022 federal election has been called for Saturday 21 May. This is a key moment in the Together We Can campaign where we can demonstrate the community appetite for climate and nature action.

We are powerful when we act together. While each ACF Community group is independent and sets their own priorities, we ask that at least half the group’s efforts are dedicated to our national campaigns.

There are key moments coming up over the next few months on which your group can have a significant impact!

Campaign Strategy

Climate damage is here, now. We can’t wait any longer. Scientists say Australia needs to slash pollution this decade to do our part and have a chance of a healthy future.

We need a plan to renew Australia that puts people, nature and our climate at the centre. We have huge opportunities to cut climate pollution, restore nature and create thriving communities with good, future-proof jobs.

We can and must do more to do our fair share and match up to what other nations are doing.
We know the majority of Australians agree the federal government should be doing more to address climate change.

That’s why ACF is bringing together other community organisations and businesses for our Together We Can campaign, which will demonstrate to the government this widespread demand for action, and that solving the climate crisis is a top priority for millions of us.


To Renew Australia we must:

  • Send our sunshine around the world: Australia can become a clean energy superpower in the next decade replacing coal and gas with renewable energy.
  • Create energy independent communities: Power our schools, government offices, sporting clubs, halls and libraries with affordable, clean energy by 2025.
  • Travel clean: Take pollution out of transport. Save our health and climate with more accessible public transport and electric cars, running on clean energy.
  • Move the money: Banks and super funds move our money out of coal and gas. Get coal and gas money out of politics and put people back in.
  • Save our big backyard: protect and restore our forests, wetlands and bushland for our climate and for the animals that call them home.

To advance the Renew Australia agenda we need big action from our elected representatives, so we need to show them that broad support for action.. 

Through Together We Can, you’ll be asking people in your community from all walks of life to share their story, telling the country why climate action is important to them. With strong people-powered stories, we will show the diversity of people who care and the many reasons why. ACF Community groups play a critical role in showing MPs that their constituents care deeply about the planet and want their representatives to take action to protect it.

Priorities right now:

 

Priorities

Timeline

Resources

Advocacy &
Campaigns Network

Delivery of the People’s Voice to your newly elected (or re-elected) MP.

Community groups,  partners and allies approach and meet with MPs (and candidates) about the 5 campaign asks.

Between 1 and 3 June

 

Now until mid May

 

Renew Australia Policy Agenda

Network homepage

People's Voice delivery guide

 

Federal Election

Election debrief webinar

 

Saturday 21 May

Wednesday 25 May

RSVP for webinar

Change the Story Network

Distributing Climate Action Now signs to people in your community. Now until mid May

CAN sign distribution guide

Network homepage

  Amplify Together We Can Activities, the People’s Climate Poll results and the policy analysis on each party’s climate commitments in local and social media. Now until mid May

Media resources

People’s Climate Poll Results

Policy Analysis & Comparison

People Power Network

 


Focus on getting concerned and alarmed audiences in your electorate to sign The People's Voice.

Now until June Sign the People's Voice via Together We Can
  Have powerful conversation with concerned audiences. Now and through to June

Climate Conversations Toolkit

The People’s Voice

  National Volunteer Welcome Night  Tuesday 24 May

 RSVP here

  Group Health Survey Wednesday 25 May

 

  Run Together We Can events small scale and large scale in our communities. Now until June

Together We Can Events Tactic Guide

TWC Resources page

Network home page

 

  Attend Regenerating Australia Screening

Tuesday 17 May

Thursday 19 May

RSVP for first screening here.

RSVP for second screening here.

  CAN signs packs - ordering to cease

Thursday 19 May, 12pm, last orders for CAN Signs pack

From 20 May, Digital copy of CAN sign will be available

Order here

Download digital sign 

Together We Can - Save our Big Backyard

Nature Summits in a capital city near you - in person and online

Platypus Month of Action

COP15 - negotiations around a global effort to improve biodiversity

Wild Art Competition

Saturday 18 & 19 June

August tbc

29 August to 10 September

Opens in September
Exhibition in December

Save the Date! Nature Summit 2022 

Training 

Online Train the Trainer. Applications opening soon

Activate Training - Learn core organising and campaigning skills

Saturday 25 June

16 & 17 July (Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne)

23 & 24 July (Perth, Adelaide or Hobart)

 

Updated: 16th May 2022

There may be other activities your group participate in, like raising your voice on talkback radio or running a Nature Outreach Project. Community Groups can also work with the the #OurDemocracy campaign on a national community survey on integrity to show that people across Australia support reforms to get big money out of politics. To get involved, touch base with your Organiser or contact the Community Helpdesk.

These other tactics are important for ACF as a whole, but the priorities listed above are critical for ACF Community groups as we progress our agenda and demand climate action now.

So, this is exciting, but how does your group make it happen? We recommend that you:

  • Share the workload using the network structure
  • Check out the available training that can support you with the key skills you need to effectively campaign.
  • Check out the events other groups are running.
  • Browse the resources for groups on the ACF Community Hub
  • Come along to the next monthly ACF Community Webinar where you’ll hear timely campaign strategy updates and political context.

Still have questions? Or want to share how you’re going with it? Reach out on Slack on the #acf-community channel, the #acf-community-helpdesk or email [email protected]