Political parties pay most attention to what the community is saying in marginal electorates – that’s where the agenda gets set, and so that’s where we’ll work to help set that agenda.
Over the last five years Environment Victoria has built a formidable people-powered presence in the ‘Sandbelt’ seats from Frankston to Bentleigh, a string of marginal electorates that decide the outcome of elections. This election is on a knife-edge so we know that if we work with the local community to stand up for our climate and environment, we’ll have a big impact.
We’ll also be making noise in seats held by some of the key blockers of clean energy and in regional areas that stand to benefit most from the clean energy boom.
We’ve taken lessons from some of the most exciting, innovative and effective campaigns from the past couple years – including the record-breaking marriage equality campaign and the Queensland election campaign – to build a plan for our biggest campaign outreach ever.
That’s where you come in. New tools and technologies make it easy to get involved wherever you are, which means we can turbo-charge our campaign. It also means that you don’t have to live in a marginal electorate to make a big difference this election.
Through ‘calling parties’ across the state, we’re aiming to make a whopping 100,000 calls to have powerful conversations with people in our target areas about why it’s important to use their vote for our climate and environment.
And those conversations will be backed up by an advertising blitz. Voters will see our clean energy message on billboards, in front yards in communities, on our local campaign headquarters and through online advertising. They’ll hear it from our volunteers on the street and personalised updates in the mail.
We can make our climate and environment a winner this election. We’ve got the research, we’ve got the technology, we’ve built the team – all we need is you!
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There was a lot at stake in the 2018 Victorian election, so we ran our biggest ever people-powered campaign.