By Damian Wyld -
This is a crucial week in the campaign. This Friday, 20 October, is the last day for any replacement ballots to be issued.
That means it’s also a big week for our field campaign – the thousands of volunteers wearing out their leather soles and working the phones day and night to chase every vote possible.
Their dedication is wonderful to see – and it will be key to the final result. When more than a third of the country is yet to vote, we must continue to work through to the end.
From our capital cities, to some of the remotest regions of Australia, what the field campaign is achieving is unprecedented.
Also unprecedented is the financial support Marriage Alliance has received over the last few weeks on behalf of the campaign.
Supporters like you have allowed us to help keep adverts on the air and maintain our field operations. Thank you!
With your help, we will stay in the field right up to the finish line.
Last weekend provided another stark reminder of what we’re up against.
As you might have seen in yesterday’s Marriage Alliance update, two churches were vandalised with some pretty shocking graffiti.
One had “VOTE YES” and “CRUCIFY NO VOTERS” scrawled across it, while the other – a mere kilometre away – had “BASH BIGOTS” along with a Nazi swastika next to a Christian cross, attempting to equate the two.
As I said at the South Australian state campaign launch last month, we frequently hear the trite slogan “Love is love”, but nowhere is love more readily found in this campaign than in the utter commitment and perseverance of our supporters to the cause of marriage.
This campaign is not about what we oppose, but what we stand for.
We stand for the timeless definition of marriage. We stand for parents’ and children’s rights. We stand for our fundamental freedoms.
PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY.
I continue to be humbled by the support we’ve received from so many people. It’s that support that keeps the Marriage Alliance team – and the whole Coalition for Marriage – working pre-dawn to post-dusk.
Thank you for your continued support.