The federal election is only 32 days away. Now is the perfect time to let your local candidate know how you feel about the objectification of women, sexualisation of children and pornification of society. The research is solid. There is no longer any doubt about the devastating harms to our children and young people – indeed to all of us. We need our political leaders to act. But they will only take action if they see there is a constituency for change.
We’ve done the hard work for you. All the latest research is contained in three recent submissions on sexualisation of children, harms of pornography and links between gender inequality and domestic violence.
Request a 15-minute meeting with your candidate. Or email or call them with your thoughts. You can approach them out on the ‘hustings’ at shopping centres and other public places. Or if they turn up on your doorstep! You will find them more open than ever to hearing from you. The main political parties keep tabs on what constituents are raising with them so make your views known.
Here are some points you can make (refer to our submissions for more detail):
You can find out who your candidate is on the website of the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). After the close of nominations, the AEC publishes a list of candidates in each seat, along with the contact information that candidates have chosen to make public. The Declaration of Candidate Nominations happens on Friday 12 June.
Another source is Wikipedia. Contributors to Wikipedia’s candidate page are already tracking media statements and party information about who the candidates may be. There are detailed profiles and links to personal websites for some candidates.
Some of the major parties have published online directories for their candidates (parties are listed in alphabetical order).
Let us know how you go.
From the team at Collective Shout
Every child comes from and needs BOTH a mother and a father. Same-sex "marriage" intentionally keeps either a mother or a father from the child. Government should protect the child through upholding traditional marriage.
There is “a time to be silent, and a time to speak”. (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Now is the time to speak, so please speak up and defend children, truth and freedom. Craig Manners
“What the world needs most is a voice that courageously speaks the truth, not when the world is right, but a voice that speaks the truth when the world is wrong.” Fulton Sheen