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Resident Laura Doe was inspired to host a Calling Party after going to GetUp’s recent election campaign launch.

She says, ‘GetUp! have done their homework and created a people-powered, science-based campaign to help voters consider changing their vote’.

Values-based

Doe says Calling Party attendees are trained on how to have ‘effective, values-based persuasive conversations with voters’.

‘Research shows that focusing on facts and issues tends to create conflict, but finding shared values empowers both parties, and it isn’t as hard as you might think’.

For the upcoming federal election, the group decided to focus on unseating the worst blockers of progressive change in our Parliament.

Liberal MP Peter Dutton’s seat of Dixon was chosen owing to his tiny margin of 1.7 per cent.

She adds, ‘Coming together to do something that can make a difference feels really empowering’.

‘The campaign has more parties planned in the next weeks, including online events that you can join from the comfort of your own home’.

See https://action.getup.org.au for more information.


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