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The fear machine of Scott Morrison and the Murdoch Press is gearing up this election. Their racially divisive attacks on asylum seekers and multicultural communities are designed to divide our country and distract voters from their absolute failure to lead on climate change. 

We have a strategy to take on their big money media megaphone, and it relies on getting as many people as possible to take part. 

We've already had in-person election events in several places – from Canberra to Melbourne, Hobart to Sydney – attended by 1,581 GetUp members! It's an amazing start, but it won't be enough to defeat the Morrison-Murdoch fear machine. 

That's why I want you to join me on Thursday, 14 March, for GetUp's Online Election Launch – where anybody can attend, from any city or town anywhere in the country. 

From the comfort of your own living room, you'll learn our strategy for turfing out hard right politicians, like Peter Dutton and Tony Abbott, who are blocking progress on all the issues that bind us together – and how you can take part. 

Will you join me online on Thursday, 14 March, to launch GetUp's most exciting election campaign yet? 

WHAT: GetUp's Online Election Launch 
WHEN: Thursday, 14 March, at 7pm in NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS, 6:30 in SA, 6pm in QLD, 4pm in WA. The event will go for 1 hour, 15 minutes. 
WHERE: Online - you'll receive the event link to join in a confirmation email straight after you RSVP 
WHO: An incredible line up of speakers from GetUp 


Last year, the voters of Wentworth rose up and tossed out the Liberal Party for the first time in history because they were sick of a party that didn't represent their views or values. 

People want a government that acts on climate change. And new polling shows 60% of voters supported the recent Medivac bill to treat sick people detained on Manus and Nauru1. Now, after GetUp members hit the phones and streets in droves, hard right MPs like Abbott and Dutton are starting to fall behind in our latest polls. 

We know this can work, but we are facing multi-million dollar campaigns and the Morrison-Murdoch fear machine. That's why we need as many everyday people as possible to counter their big-money politics. 

At the special Online Election Launch, you'll be joined by hundreds of passionate GetUp members around the country, tuning in on their computers or smartphones. You'll hear from me and GetUp Human Rights Director, Shen Narayanasamy, about what's at stake this election, and Deputy Election Director, Django Merope-Synge, laying out our tested and proven election strategy. 

RSVP to join me on Thursday, 14 March, for GetUp's Online Election Launch. 

Tony Abbott said that climate change is "probably doing good" and wants to keep children locked up in offshore detention. Peter Dutton oversaw huge cuts to local hospitals, was the Minister responsible for blocking medical transfers of critically unwell people on Manus and Nauru, and wants us to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement. Nicole Flint called accountability for banks "dangerous bank-bashing" and believes the ABC should give climate deniers as much air time as climate scientists. 

This cohort of far-fight MPs represents radical, dangerous views very out of touch with the values and aspirations of everyday people. That's why GetUp members from all walks of life will be joining from their laptops or smartphones on Thursday, 14 March, for our important online election briefing - will you join us? 

Talk to you very soon. 

Paul Oosting 
National Director, GetUp 

[1] Sixty per cent of voters support medevac bill, GetUp poll finds, The Guardian, 24 February 2019
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