LGBTI lobby groups join forces in enrol to vote campaign
With Parliament to resume today, the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (VGLRL) and New South Wales Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSW GLRL) have joined forces to call on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community to Enrol for Equality.
“With an early federal election looking increasingly likely, it’s important that all LGBTI people – especially those who have or are about to turn 18 – enrol to vote,” said VGLRL Co-Convenor, Sean Mulcahy.
“By enrolling now and making sure those around you are enrolled too, you can help us show the Government that Australians everywhere believe in fairness and equality for LGBTI people – and will vote for it,” said VGLRL Co-Convenor, Rachael Hambleton.
The two lobby groups are working with other community organisations on a joint campaign on LGBTI rights in the lead up to the federal election.
“For the health, wellbeing and safety of our communities, It’s paramount that we ensure LGBTI issues are among the top of the agenda this federal election,” said NSW GLRL Co-Convenor, Lauren Foy.
“Now is the chance for us to show federal politicians the increasing number of voters that include equality for LGBTI people in deciding how they vote. The more people enrolled to vote, the louder the voice we have,” said NSW GLRL Co-Convenor, Chris Pycroft.
Community members can enrol online at aec.gov.au/enrol.
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