WHAT CAN I DO?
There are many ways you can take action to help improve the lives of asylum seekers and refugees...
JOIN BUDDIES HERE
LET POLITICIANS KNOW YOU CARE (1)
These people are supposed to represent you. Contact them to let them know your views on the treatment of asylum seekers. Lets face it, they generally ignore their electors, especially those politicians holding safe seats, but they can't ignore a tsunami of emails and letters (...well, maybe)
WRITE / PHONE / EMAIL POLITICIANS
You can support Buddies fundraising events (eg concerts, film nights, catering, car parking, markets) in various ways (eg organising, publicising, assisting, attending, donating, cooking).
Contact Kendall: email@example.com
You may be able to host an asylum seeker from Brisbane for 5 days while they attend a Learn English Holiday program on the Sunshine Coast.
Contact Kayla: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
LET POLITICIANS KNOW YOU CARE (2)
Vote strategically... We are not suggesting who you should vote for, just that at election times, we should all think of what matters to us, and how our elected "representatives" actually do represent our views.
How does your MP vote on the issues that matter to you?
PLEASE USE THE ATTACHED PDF TEMPLATE TO EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS TO OUR POLITICIANS
ATTEND BUDDIES MEETINGS
Prior to 2020 meetings were held on the 4th Sunday of the month and our informal meetings often included interesting guest speakers. However due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 situation in 2020 meetings were suspended and the direction going forward is currently being reviewed.
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