Phone pop-up par­ties

Cam­paign in­vites votes to say YES

The Northern Star - - NEWS - Jas­mine Burke Jas­mine.Burke@north­ern­star.com.au

RES­I­DENTS of the North­ern Rivers have jumped on-board a na­tion-wide Yes Equal­ity cam­paign invit­ing Aus­tralians to gather in their town and call their friends, neigh­bours, and com­plete strangers to ask them to vote Yes.

Two ‘phone pop-up par­ties’ will be held next week for the postal plebiscite, where Aus­tralians will be asked to vote on whether or not they be­lieve same-sex cou­ples should be al­lowed to marry.

The postal sur­vey will only ask a sin­gle ques­tion and that ques­tion can only be an­swered with a ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’.

The ques­tion that will be posed in the sur­vey is: Do you sup­port a change in the law to al­low same-sex cou­ples to marry?

All postal pa­pers will be sent out by Septem­ber 25, and must be mailed back by Oc­to­ber 27 for your vote to count.

Here is where you can get in­volved in the phone bank par­ties:

- By­ron Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Tues­day, Septem­ber 19 from 5pm8.30pm.

- Lis­more on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20 at 5:50pm 7:30pm at, 27 Uralba St, Lis­more NSW 2480, Aus­tralia.

Bring your­self, maybe a friend and your phone.

Vot­ers can also sing aloud their ‘yes’ votes by gath­er­ing and post­ing votes off to­gether in groups at the Post Of­fice.

Whether it’s a work group, church group, peo­ple who live in the same town, or a club you can list your in­vi­ta­tion and to post a photo of your group.

Reg­is­ter your in­ter­est in the events on North­ern Rivers ‘YES’ For Equal­ity on Face­book.

SAME SEX MAR­RIAGE: Aus­tralia is be­ing asked to make their Yes or No opin­ion known in the postal sur­vey.

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