This Saturday, April 30, hundreds of union volunteers will flood the streets of Dunkley, Corangamite and
Chisholm to have conversations with voters in 100 different “pop-up campaign stalls” in these marginal
Decked out in bright Hawaiian shirts – a nod to the Prime Minister’s infamous disappearance during the catastrophic 2019-20 bushfires – volunteers will be reminding voters of the Liberal Party’s failures on job security, wage stagnation and living standards. The federal electorate of Chisholm is ultra-marginal, and the election outcome could come down to less than 500 votes.
Quotes attributable to Amanda Threlfall, Assistant Secretary, Victorian Trades Hall Council
“This is the largest number of simultaneous pop-up campaign stalls we’ve ever run.
“We think it’s particularly important, because of the pandemic, to meet people out in the open air in the communities. We look forward to talking about the issues that affect all of us as working people: the need to fund our schools and healthcare system properly, the need to raise wages so folks can spend money at their local shops, the need to address the urgent and significant problems in aged care.
“It's really important that people can have these conversations with other working people, particularly given many of us have been isolated from our own workplaces for so long.”
Amanda Threlfall and Victorian union volunteers will be available for interview.
Please call VTHC Media co-lead Suzi Taylor to arrange an interview: 0447 333 834.
Event details: Saturday, 30th April 2022, 10am- 2pm
Key locations for media visits (10AM):
Blackburn Bowls Club, 65 Pakenham St, Blackburn
Geelong Trades Hall Council, 127 Myers St, Geelong