Aussies to call MPs about Marriage Equality
Australian Marriage Equality and Ben & Jerry’s are teaming up for an ace new campaign that aims to further pressure federal MPs to get behind marriage equality. The new initiative, which is tagged #EqualityCalling, will allow voters to record a message in support of marriage equality, which will be automatically delivered to their federal representatives and highlighted on social media until MPs finally get the message.
Following seriously dubious claims by politicians that Marriage Equality isn’t important to their constituents because they – quote – “receive few phone calls on the topic”, Ben & Jerry’s and Australian Marriage Equality have initiated a mass voicemail campaign to make sure they certainly will get more than a few calls.
#EqualityCalling is a part of Ben and Jerry’s ongoing “Say I DOugh” campaign (geddit?) for marriage equality, in partnership with Australian Marriage Equality.
Rodney Croome, Australian Marriage Equality national director, said: “Polls show 72% of Australians support marriage equality… Equality Calling gives marriage equality supporters a quick and easy way to reach all their federal representatives and it gives us a way to publicly highlight the substantial number of contacts politicians are receiving from constituents.”
This is especially exciting for Sydneysiders, as Ben & Jerry’s are unveiling a rainbow-coloured, glitter-bombed phone box at the Mardi Gras Fair Day this Sunday 22 February. It will serve as a highly visual symbol; rallying people to unite in support of Marriage Equality and have their voices heard by their MPs and representatives.
Those unable to get along to Fair Day can still have their say and leave their messages of support, by calling 1300 663 679. Do it, and make a difference.
For more information on Australian Marriage Equality, head to: www.australianmarriageequality.org
Find out about Mardi Gras Fair Day at: www.mardigras.org.au/events/fair-day/