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Yes campaign ‘army of volunteers’ reaches 25 000

Yes23 now has the backing of over 25 000 volunteers as campaign ground activities and conversations with Australians ramp-up across the country.

Volunteers from all around Australia are joining to show their support for a Yes vote by undertaking activities such as doorknocking, letterboxing, phone banking, attending stalls at shopping centres and facilitating community forum discussions.

Yes23 Campaign Director Dean Parkin said the Yes campaign’s strong volunteer base reflected the growing groundswell of support from Australians for Indigenous constitutional recognition through a Voice to Parliament.

“Our army of volunteers are pounding the pavement everyday, they’re leading conversations in communities and building support for our campaign,” Mr Parkin said.

“People from across Australia, from all backgrounds and walks of life, are now coming together to champion this cause and help get a successful Yes vote over the line.

“Our volunteers are the heart and soul of this campaign. They are our boots on the ground, engaging with Australians and raising awareness of the importance of a successful Yes vote.

“As our volunteer base grows, so does our ability to reach and educate more Australians about why a Voice to Parliament will lead to better outcomes on the ground in Indigenous communities.”

Yes23 Volunteer Cecily Rosol, a 48-year old community worker in Launceston, has been volunteering with the campaign for the last three months. She reflected that she’s proud to be making a difference for Indigenous Australians.

“I joined because I wanted to do something meaningful. I wanted to contribute to a change that will make a difference to lives of Indigenous Australians and Indigenous Tasmanians” Ms. Rosol said.

“It’s a way to respect them, to acknowledge them, and this is a way of restoring justice to Indigenous Australians” Ms. Rosol continued.

In Port Macquarie, 53-year old physiotherapist Laura Begbie, has been volunteering outside of her full-time work hours because she can see the real impact that a Voice will have for her local community.

“I’m a health worker, this is about closing the gap in health” Ms. Begbie commented, “I can see the real impact that it will have for Aboriginal people in our area, having them involved in the policies that affect them”.

“It’s really simple, we’re giving them a voice and that makes sense to the people I’m talking to”.

 

Images of Yes23 volunteers out on the campaign trail can be accessed here.

For more information about volunteering for the Yes23 campaign, please visit: https://action.yes23.com.au/volunteer.

About Yes23

Yes23 brings together grassroots organisations all campaigning for Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a Voice to Parliament.

Contact Yes23 Media:

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://yes23.com

 

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