The Australian Bureau of Statistics is starting to send out marriage equality survey papers this week.
At the Australia Institute, our research shows that in the seat of Warringah -- Tony Abbott's seat -- 70% of people support marriage equality.
We want to let people know that when even literal Tony Abbott voters are saying YES to marriage equality, then they can too!
So we asked The Level at Endeavour House (the social impact building where the Australia Institute office is) if they would donate some space to run a phone-bank in our office and they agreed!
We would like to invite you to a Vote Yes to Marriage Equality calling event at The Level. We've registered our event with the Vote Yes campaign, which provides the central number to call to connect through to other community members, a calling script and the background information you'll need to ask people if they'll be voting yes for marriage equality.
Vote Yes to Marriage Equality phonebank
6pm - 8pm
Wednesday 13 September
The Level, L1 Endeavour House
1 Franklin Street, Manuka
(opposite Coles Manuka)
Depending on interest we may host additional events.
This isn't something we have done before, but we think it's an important time for Australians to come together to show they support equal rights for their LGBTIQ colleagues, friends, siblings, mums and dads and loved ones. Like many community groups and businesses, we want to take a moment to participate in this important campaign and we hope you'll join us.
**Can't make it on Wednesday, but want to host a Vote Yes phone-bank in your home or workplace? Visit the Vote Yes campaign website to organise**
You will need to bring:
- Your phone (and preferably your phone charger)
- Your laptop (if you have one)
- Your winning attitude and love for equal rights
Places are limited, so register now!
1 Franklin St Manuka
Level 1 Endeavour House
Canberra, ACT 2603
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