Get­ting to the heart of the Is­sue

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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.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey­mu­ni­ d486427

The Big Is­sue ven­dor David L, Joon­dalup Mayor Al­bert Ja­cob and Deb­o­rah John­son, of Con­nolly.

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