An introduction to the Mass Mailout for Climate Letter Campaign
This campaign started way back when Zali Steggall was first promoting her Climate Change Bill. We could see great merit in her Bill and the conversation she has had engaging with the broader community. Climate change action was one major part of Zali’s platform in the 2019 election.
A Different Approach Community - ADAC started in 2019 as a grassroots organisation with members who are passionate about the need for climate action. Since December 2019, with members support, we have mailed out 227 letters per month to all 227 federal parliamentarians asking for urgent action on climate change. In August 2021, 3,850 letters had been mailed as our effort amongst an ever growing number of climate groups all asking for the same action, to stop the climate train crash coming our way.
This is the letter we sent to the 227 parliamentarians in September 2021.
Climate Action 2021
Now, with help from many other climate groups, MM4C is enlarging the mailout this year in support of Zali Steggall’s Climate Change Bill.
This bill was to be introduced to the parliament on 23rd March 2020, but because of Covid-19 the vote on the bill was postponed to 11th November 2020.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, the ADAC group’s efforts had also been slowed. However, we continued to mail the monthly letter to all 227 federal parliamentarians asking for action to reduce greenhouse gases. We MUST stand with the experts regarding the great danger we NOW face and we all support very urgent parliamentary action.
So now, with many climate groups working together on this one-off letter campaign, can we reach 30,000 letters.
Invited to Canberra
Mass Mailout for Climate continued to grow following a meeting with Zali Steggall and her Canberra-team of five, on the 15th June 2021. What caught Zali’s eye was the prospect of a very large number of letters already coming from this grassroots climate group. She was very interested in many groups working together and supporting one cause, a Mass Mailout for Climate letter campaign, in September 2021. At the Canberra meeting we fine-tuned the campaign, promotion and delivery of letters; all letters to be sent to, Plea for Climate Action, Locked Bag 8450, Canberra, ACT 2601. Zali will accept all the 30,000 letters on the lawns of parliament house with very good media coverage.
Zali said, “Letters to Canberra do work”. Let us all, plus our family members individually, mail a letter to Canberra.
Let’s do it!
With many climate groups now working together our strength is in our letters. Letters unite our purpose with one letter each, MAILED to Canberra by 30th September. All letters will be delivered to Zali in early October, before the Bill is debated and also before the Glasgow summit 1st November 2021.
With the support of many climate groups. MM4C now has 34 Networkers contacting 254 climate groups across Australia. These climate groups have well over 850,000 members and supporters who may send an enormous number of individual letters to Canberra as a Plea for Climate Action.
Let’s see Zali’s Climate Change Bill debated with a conscience vote by all our elected 227 Federal Parliamentarians.
Good luck with your mailed letters to Canberra!
The letters are being counted and Zali is counting on us.