The Solar Citizens volunteer team in Melbourne is laying down plans to campaign on solar in the electorate of Deakin during the leadup to the upcoming Federal election. We're holding an open meeting on November 5 for anyone who is interested in getting involved or inputting in to this campaign effort - RSVP below!
Federal elections are a time when MPs are most looking to please their constituents, as they hope to be re-elected. Thus, the leadup to the 2016 Federal election is an ideal time to put pressure on our politicians to commit to strong and ambitious solar and renewable energy policies.
Since the recent leadership spill where Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister, the Coalition government has been making some encouraging sounds around solar and renewables. However, there is still no clear commitment from them around a number of key policies, namely a renewable energy goal for beyond 2020.
The electorate of Deakin in Melbourne's east is a Liberal-held marginal electorate with over 4,200 solar homes in it. There are more solar homes in Deakin than the difference in votes between the major parties, meaning that solar voters could determine the outcome of the election in this seat. This is an opportunity for us to really make a difference in this election and make sure that solar and renewables are firmly on the agenda.
Come along to our upcoming campaign meeting on November 5 to help us make an impact - RSVP below!
- November 05, 2015 at 7pm – 8:30pm
Meeting room at Croydon Swimming Club
Croydon, VIC 3136
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