Dear GALFA supporter,
We know many of you wish to see a change in Commonwealth law to provide marriage equality, and allow all Australians the choice to marry the person they love. GALFA believes that gaining marriage equality is an important step towards reducing the disadvantage, discrimination and distress experienced by LGBTI people on a daily basis, and it is essential for promoting the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people and communities.
As you are no doubt aware, between September and November 2017, the Australian Government will undertake a voluntary postal survey. To participate in the survey you need to be correctly enrolled to vote by 24 August 2017.
This letter gives you information on how to ensure you are correctly enrolled, and announces that GALFA will consider short-time-frame Small Grant applications that support achieving marriage equality and are consistent with our Small Grants criteria. We have also provided you with some options on how to donate to support marriage equality.
To ensure you are correctly enrolled, you can click on the relevant link below:
- Check that your enrolment details are correct at https://check.aec.gov.au/
- Enrol to vote at http://www.aec.gov.au/enrol/
- Update your enrolment details at http://www.aec.gov.au/enrol/change-address.htm
If you wish to encourage and assist others to check their enrolment details and participate, you could give them a call, or send this email on to them.
There are a number of ways you can donate to support marriage equality:
- Donate to GALFA - http://www.galfa.org.au/donations/ways-to-donate/ .We will consider short-time-frame Small Grant applications that support marriage equality and our Small Grants criteria. (http://www.galfa.org.au/funding/small-grants-program/)
- Donate directly to The Equality Campaign http://www.equalitycampaign.org.au/ (donations may not be tax deductible).
- Donate to one of the many community and legal groups mobilising to support marriage equality. Some examples are:
Your vote for 'YES' will help improve the health and wellbeing of hundreds of thousands of people and THEIR families across Australia.
Dr Ruth McNair,