Victorian Trades Hall hosts record-breaking doorknock for marriage equality

Victorian Trades Hall is a proud supporter of marriage equality.

Doorknocking events on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June, designed to encourage ‘yes’ voters to complete and return their survey forms, are the expected to be the largest ever for marriage equality.

Several hundred activists will join together to take action and speak to voters around inner Melbourne in support of marriage equality.

As a site central to many great progressive achievements in Australia’s history, it is fitting that all volunteers will be gathering at Trades Hall before setting out.

Marriage equality campaigners available will be available for comment and photo opportunities outside the Lygon Street entrance to Trades Hall at 10.45am on Saturday 23 September.

Quotes attributable to Luke Hilakari, Secretary Victorian Trades Hall Council:

“Trades Hall proudly stakes its claim as the home of progressive activism in Victoria. I’m proud that we’re able to help support the ‘yes’ campaign.”

“We know there is a possibility of a ‘no’ vote being returned on 15 November, so we’re supporting activists to do everything they can to fight for the right of all Australians in a committed relationship to marry the person they love.”

“I want our LGBTI friends to know that union members will support and fight alongside them, and we won’t stop fighting until everyone is treated equally under Australian law, because equality is union business.”

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