Getting to the heart of the Issue
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob hit the streets this week to sell copies of The Big Issue.
JOONDALUP Mayor Albert Jacob hit the streets on Tuesday to sell copies of The Big Issue.
He is one of four mayors in WA donning the trademark fluoro vest for half an hour to take part in the magazine’s annual Mayor Selling campaign from September 3 to 7.
The national campaign celebrates the role local government has in helping homeless and disadvantaged street vendors become part of the community.
“Local governments are vital in helping us establish pitches where The Big Issue vendors can sell the magazine and earn a life-changing income,” chief executive Steven Persson said.
“It’s fantastic that so many councils in WA are committed to supporting and empowering homeless and disadvantaged people in their community throughout the year and during this event.
“Mayor Selling gives people an opportunity to buy The Big Issue from their local leader, helping our vendors reach new readers who will keep coming back for the good content and great cause.”
Mr Jacob joined vendor David L at the corner of Davidson Terrace and Boas Avenue from 2pm.
The Big Issue vendor David L, Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob and Deborah Johnson, of Connolly.