Email your local MP!
The government’s toxic trio of bills that threaten democracy and your voice are still on the table.
Luckily they were recently dealt a large blow, when one of the scariest bills - known as the Advocacy Gag law - was ripped apart by a parliamentary working group, all thanks to the noise that we made together.
And now, the Labor party has moved in support of charities against this trio of anti-democratic bills.
This is a great start, but we need to make sure that these bills stay dead for good.
That’s why together we are going to tell the stories of charities making a better society, and send them to our local Members of Parliament (MP), calling on them to stand up for charities.
Will you send a message to your local MP about the importance of the work that charities do and the urgent need to protect them from attacks from the government?
We drafted a small message for you, but we encourage you to rewrite it and make it your own.
Here are some ideas to get you started on a subject line: make it uniquely yours!
- Hands off our charities
- Don’t attack the good work of charities
- Drop the toxic foreign donation bills that attack charities
Here are some pointers on what to include in your message:
A story about, or the the work of a charity that you care about, here are some examples from the AYCC & Seed:
- Stopping the Big 4 Australian banks from investing in Adani and thus protecting the Reef and our climate.
- Winning a new solar thermal power plant for Port Augusta to power the town with renewable energy and provide clean jobs for ex-coal workers
- Empowering schools students to transition their schools to 100% renewable energy
- The importance of being able to freely lend your voice and money to charities and causes that you care about
- The need to make sure the government keeps their Hands off our Charities and what is at stake if this trio of advocacy attacking bills go through.
- The urgent need for your MP to oppose the trio of toxic bills that are attacking charities, so that we can all get on with making a better world.
If we keep up this pressure we can make sure these bills are dumped for good, and ensure we can continue fighting for climate justice.