Write to your MP
Thinking about writing to your local Member of Parliament or your PM or President?
Here's what Fran from Port Fairy, Victoria is doing;
She has been writing and emailing MPs including the PM on a weekly basis. Here's some of what she has to say;
"I am writing with much disgust and a great deal of concern about the lack of progress in making changes to improving conditions and justice for women and the lack of LEADERSHIP from senior government members on this matter.
Even this week we continue to hear reports of disgusting and abhorrent behaviours by men in Parliament House. It is not just limited to the rancid acts of men towards women but the reports of a significant coverup that appears to be currently in progress in your own office.
I know Prime Minister, that you will not read this letter, but I hope that your staffers have the decency to continue to pass on the thoughts of the people of Australia on the matter at hand. It is the only way you might start to take some ACTION and ACCOUNTABILITY and make some change on this issue.
I was dismayed to hear at the recent #March4Justice gathering of concerned Australians that you actively declined the invitation to attend. What an appalling act of neglect and disrespect to those attending and those waiting for justice.
I was angry, along with my other 100 or so marchers in the #March4Justice in Port Fairy and the thousands of marchers across the country. We heard from strong and brave women about their stories and experiences of abuse and lack of support. I too, like more than one in five women have suffered abuse from men in authority over my lifetime, taking advantage of their power."
Fran's letter provides very tangible steps the Prime Minister can take immediately and she has advised that she's happy for you to use any part of her letter that you might like as you draft your own letter. You can find the full letter right here.