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Luke Sweet commented on Fax Bill Shorten to Stop Adani! 2018-10-24 10:10:18 +1100Bill Shorten, it’s time to face the fax, you can’t have a legitimate climate policy if you keep burning coal. It’s time to Stop Adani.
In the lead-up to a Federal election, we're annoying the heck out of our politicians until they commit to stopping Adani and new coal mines.
You know what's as outdated as coal? Fax machines!
Add your message and we'll fax it - with hundreds of others - to Bill Shorten's office. Heaps annoying, and a surefire way to get our point across!
Your message can be as short or long as you like. Here are a couple of examples:
"Dear Mr Shorten, I wanted to express my concern over the Adani Carmichael mine project. In 2018, we cannot afford to open any new coal mines if we want to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Coal power is even more outdated than using a fax machine - and it's time to supercharge renewable energy. Will your party commit to a position against new coal mines?"
"Dear Mr Shorten, as a young person thinking about my future, I am writing to express my strong opposition to the Adani coal mine - and any new coal mines in the Galilee Basin, which would wreck our chances of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees for a safe climate future. Like fax machines, coal is outdated technology and we don't need it when people right across the world are switching to renewables. I hope your party will commit to a position of no new coal."Add Fax
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Bill Shorten has hinted that Labor are close to coming out against Adani’s dangerous coal mine.
Within the next few days they may make a statement against the mine & coal, and in support of transitioning to renewables.
This is an amazing opportunity to end the bipartisan support for Adani. You can turn up the heat on Labor and call a cabinet member today 🔥
We need them to make a CLEAR public statement that they don’t support the mine and will rule out ALL taxpayer handouts for Adani.
Will you call a Labor cabinet member and encourage them to make a clear public statement to #StopAdani?
Bill Shorten – (03) 9326 1300
Chris Bowen – (02) 9604 0710
Jim Chalmers - (02) 6277 4880
Tony Burke – (02) 6277 4410
Mark Butler – (02) 6277 4089
Jason Clare – (02) 6277 4904
Tanya Plibersek – (02) 6277 4404
- When you call you may be talking to a staff member and not a politician, ask them to leave a message
- Be polite and encouraging, but firm! This is our future on the line.
- Talk about why stopping Adani and transitioning away from coal is so important to you.
- Ask them to come out publicly in the opposition to Adani’s coal mine and make their opposition CLEAR.
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