Election ’22

Day of Action - Thurdsday 28 April title image with Defend our NDIS sheild picture - supported by Every Australian Counts and Teamwork works
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On Thursday April 28, people like you from all across Australia took action to make sure the NDIS is at the top of the agenda this federal election. And because of all of you it was a huge success!

Now we need to keep the pressure on – find out what Every Australian Counts and other organisations are doing to make sure the NDIS and disability stay in the spotlight.

We want you to get involved in any way you can!

The more voices we have, the louder we will be and the more our pollies will have to listen. That’s why we want you, your family and friends to get involved by holding an event, contacting the media, or talking to your local MP or candidates. The more people who get involved, the better!

Some ideas for events

We know you will have lots of great ideas about what you might do on April 28 to draw attention to the NDIS but we have come up with just a few ideas to get you started.

  • You might like to contact your local paper with your own story about the NDIS – and what you think needs to change
  • You could hold a stall in your local shopping centre or and ask people to take an #DefendOurNDIS pledge
  • If you are involved in a local organisation like a peer support group or advocacy organisation you could invite your local MP to your group that day and talk about the problems people are having – and what you think could be done about them.
  • Are you crafty, part of a knitting or a sewing circle, like to stitch things, have a maker session and get your message across in a creative way
  • You could host a meeting and invite your local MPs and candidates along to hear from your community, and answer questions about what they are going to do to #DefendOurNDIS if they are elected
  • Are you at uni or TAFE that day? You could hold a stall and ask people to sign the #DefendOurNDIS petition
  • Are you at work that day? You could chat to your colleagues over muffins or cake and tell them why the NDIS is so important to you. ask them to sign the #DefendOurNDIS petition
  • Up for something that really captures how frustrated you are? What about a public protest or rally?
  • Work with kids or crafty people? Why not get some cardboard boxes and make some #DefendOurNDIS shields or signs to display?
  • Letter box drop in your local area, and put posters up in popular local areas (where you’re allowed to) like the library or community centre noticeboard
  • What about a #DefendOurNDIS disco or dance?

These are just some really simple actions that would make a really big difference between now and the election but especially on April 28th.

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