Will you join us? It's crucial our political parties understand just how widespread the support is for urgent climate action. Please sign our open letter to the candidates for the Federal seat of Macquarie.
(By signing below you are agreeing to add your name to the hard copy letters we will provide to our Federal candidates.)
Dear candidate for the Federal seat of Macquarie,
We are residents of the Macquarie electorate who want to see Australia take urgent, meaningful action on climate change.
The effects of climate change have led to our communities being increasingly ravaged by fire, flood and drought. Many of us have already been severely impacted, yet Australia’s climate policy is nowhere near good enough to protect our communities from increasing devastation.
We respectfully request that if elected, you consider and respond to our platform. In particular, we would like to know what your party's policies are and how you believe they will address the four priority actions set out in our platform:
We are residents of the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains who care about the future of our communities, our homes, and the natural world. We are working together for the protection and improvement of these places, through ensuring global temperatures are kept below 1.5 degrees warming. Our vision is thriving communities within healthy ecosystems, where no one is left behind.
To achieve this we are calling on all Federal candidates to advocate for urgent action on climate change through supporting:
- A much stronger 2030 emissions reduction target for Australia
- Fast tracking clean energy and ending fossil fuel subsidies
- Support for workers and communities transitioning from fossil fuels
- Integrity in politics
If you are elected, we would appreciate a written response to this letter within four weeks of your swearing in.*
Thank you in anticipation of your prompt response.
People of the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains.
*The original version of this letter requested a response within two weeks of receiving this letter. The letter along with signatures was presented and emailed to candidates on the 13th and 14th of May, a week before the federal election.