With the High Court deciding to allow the postal plebiscite on marriage equality to go ahead, supporters in Byron Bay and Ballina are girding their loins for a final campaign ahead of the mail-out, which is scheduled to take place on September 12.
The North Coast coordinator for the YES Campaign, Asren Pugh, said ‘We know from previous campaigns like this that if someone doesn’t return their survey in the first 72 hours they are much less likely to return it at all.
‘The letters may get lost, covered in spilled coffee or just end up in the recycling,’ he said.
‘The YES campaign is asking people across the North Coast who support marriage equality to take an extra step over the next three weeks to get out the YES vote – to get our neighbours to return their surveys.
‘Working with GetUp, we have built sophisticated new tools that will allow absolutely anyone to make calls right from their own home, host their own phone calling party and doorknock their own neighbourhood.’
YES campaign meetings were held this week in Byron Bay and Ballina, with one scheduled for Ocean Shores on Sunday (September 10).
‘We will show people how to make calls from their own home, host a calling party and coordinate stalls and doorknocking,’ Mr Pugh said.
Sunday’s meeting is at Ocean Shores Community Centre, 55 Rajah Road, Ocean Shores, from midday.
Even if you can’t attend the meeting, anyone can sign up to host a phone calling party at http://www.yes.org.au.
For more information or questions please contact Asren Pugh at 0400 959617.