Labor may not give the Greens its preferences
Why is this a problem for Australia?
This election is vital to minimising Abbott’s influence in the Senate, and thereby minimising the damage he does to our country. We need Ludlam there to protect us. Without Labor’s preferences, Ludlam may not be re-elected to the Senate, and we could lose his important influence. Plus, we won’t be seeing any more spectacular performances like this smack-down of Abbott…:
Here’s how you can help
- Write to or email John Graham, Labor’s NSW Assistant General Secretary, who is leading preference negotiations, and demand Labor gives preferences to the Greens in the WA senate election.
- Encourage any Western Aussies you know to vote Green.
- Encourage any WA youth you know to register to vote. Nearly a quarter aren’t registered!
Here’s what I sent to John Graham
My printer is broken, so I wasn’t able to send a letter. Instead, I emailed the following to NSWLabor@nswalp.com:
SUBJECT: ATTN: John Graham - Give the Greens your preferences
Dear Mr Graham,
I’ve just read that the Labor Party is planning not to give its preferences to the Greens in the upcoming WA senate election.
I’m very disappointed.
The Greens are a necessary voice in our governmental system, and Scott Ludlam, in particular, clearly has our country’s best interests at heart. What’s more, Ludlam is doing a spectacular job of discrediting Abbott and the Liberal party, outcomes which I would have thought you’d applaud.
Please do not deny the Greens your preferences.
Australia is watching. If you are seen to oppose the Greens, you’ll be seen to side with Liberal. Australians are already disillusioned with our two-party system. They see both parties as almost identical. Don’t make the situation worse for yourselves.
Kind regards, Glenn Murray
I’m more than happy for you to adapt this email.