Aboriginal Voice to Parliament campaign sees volunteers support Margaret River Heart event on September 9
Margaret River woman Sarah Flynn has formed a group to support those wanting to promote the Yes case in the upcoming national referendum on the Aboriginal Voice to Parliament.
The group met for the first time this week in Cowaramup and had more dates planned ahead of a forum at the Margaret River Heart on September 9.
Ms Flynn said she started the group to channel the wishes of supporters to help the Yes case build momentum.
“Lots of training is provided on both a national, State and local level, including Zoom and face-to-face training on all aspects of the campaign,” she said.
“It’s a great way to get involved with a referendum vote that will change history.”
Apart from meetings and training, volunteers will help run street stalls as well as doorknocking to drum up support, helping provide information as well as flyers for people still making up their minds.
Volunteers would also be called upon to help during early voting and polling days.
“Our key message is that the Voice is the model requested by First Nations people as the way they want to be recognised in the constitution,” Ms Flynn said.
“It was developed through a consultative process involving Indigenous people across Australia, and then at the National Constitutional Convention at Uluru in 2017.
“It is an invitation to Australian people to walk together in a movement for a better future.”
The September event will see guest speakers including Ken Wyatt and Professor Marcia Langton present the case for Yes, with a question-and-answer session open to those who attend.
A meet-and-greet at the Hawks Football Club after the event will include afternoon tea and the chance to discuss the issues at hand.
The Heart forum is a free event and starts at 2pm with seats allocated on the day.
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