I listened to Triple J’s Hack program on the way home from work last night. When this program first started I didn’t like it being on at that time of night but it’s actually good because it’s the only talkback/interview style show I really get to listen to on the radio. Another reason I like it is the presenter Steve Cannane. He’s got the most lovely voice.
I digress though. Last night Steve interviewed a man who helped setup a website called GetUp which is about:
‘GetUp is a new political movement to
build a more progressive Australia.
GetUp brings together like-minded
people who want to bring participation back into our democracy. GetUp members
use the latest online tools to act on the most important issues facing the
I’ve signed up to it today to get sent email updates about the latest campaigns and telling me about things I can do. It receives no government funding and is not affiliated with any political parties.
Even without signing up you can get on the website, select the state or territory you live in which then lists all the coalition senators and you can send an email to any or all of them with a standard message and an optional message if you want.
It’s easy and hopefully it’s effective.
I don’t know about you, but it scares the shit out of me that the Coalition take control of the Senate on 9 August this year.
So GetUp and do something.