Our New Campaign Director

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It would be an understatement to say the last two weeks have been a roller coaster ride and the current landscape we face, is frustrating for us all. We are going to continue to exhaust every avenue, both legal and political, to prevent this unnecessary, unwanted, expensive, non-binding process. 

That said, we face the prospect of this postal plebiscite being foisted upon us. The Equality Campaign has a duty to do all that we can to win this both for LGBTI people and also for the clear majority of Australians who support us.

We are going to grow rapidly over the next few weeks to meet that need and I am delighted to be able to tell you all that we are bringing in Tim Gartrell to be our campaign director. His political campaigning background, including Kevin07 and leading the recognise referendum preparation, will be invaluable to us and, reflects our commitment to giving this campaign our everything.

We are committed to a respectful campaign based on conversations whether they are at the kitchen table or in the workplace. This is ultimately about real people's dignity and place in society - marriage equality is not a what it is a who. We will reflect the dignity and respect we seek as we campaign.

We have an initial important ask for you - In the next few days, we want all our supporters to ask people to enrol to vote and to update their address on the electoral roll.   This is not a political ask, how people vote is their business, it is a call to civic duty. We hope that you will be able to highlight how important this is to your employees.
Business leaders have joined the voices all across Australia to become powerful advocates for treating every Australian with the same status and dignity. They have done so because they know that marriage equality is good for everyone in their workplace, their customers, their business and the country. 

Over the last few days, we have been asked by people from across the world of business how they best can help. Over the next few weeks, we will be in contact with you to keep you updated and resourced so you continue to be a powerful voice for fairness, dignity and equality for all Australians. 

For Equality,

Janine Middleton 
Australian Marriage Equality

Tiernan Brady
Executive Director Campaigns
Australians For Equality
Australian Marriage Equality :
PO Box 665, Darlinghurst NSW 1300, Australia Wide
02 6100 8108
Australian Marriage Equality
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