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    A flood of calls and letters urge political leaders to get #KidsOffNauru

    A flood of calls and letters urge political leaders to get #KidsOffNauru

    Melbourne volunteers mobilise hundreds in Moonee Ponds to pick up their phone and call on local Member, Bill Shorten, to evacuate kids off Nauru, writes #RightTrack Volunteer Bec Richards.

    Earlier this month, our team of seventeen #RightTrack volunteers hit the streets in Moonee Ponds in support of the refugee sector’s #KidsOffNauru campaign.

    Over two hours, volunteers spoke to hundreds of people, mobilising them to take action by calling Bill Shorten and urging him to publicly commit his support to the safe evacuation of children and their families who are being held on Nauru.

    The day had a huge impact.

    “That’s why on Saturday 6 October, we will be holding another Stop and Dial action in Moonee Ponds.

    After just 15 minutes of “Stop and Dials,” Shorten’s voicemail was filled to capacity with messages urging him to take action. Volunteers also mobilised people to hand-write letters in support of #KidsOffNauru—collecting 83 letters in just two hours.

    There are over 100 children still detained on Nauru. The only way to ensure that these kids and their families are brought safely to Australia is to mount pressure on our political leaders.

    That’s why on Saturday 6 October, we will be holding another Stop and Dial action in Moonee Ponds.

    All hands on deck

    Join us for high impact strategic advocacy, at the next Stop and Dial:

    Saturday 6 October, 10:00am-3:00pm

    Moonee Ponds, Melbourne

    To join us and help mobilise calls and letters for #KidsOffNauru, email Community Organiser Coordinator Bella Week at bella.w@asrc.org.au.

    About the author

    Bec Richards, #RightTrack Volunteer.

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