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How it really is, from a GetUp volunteer

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letter-icon-nov2018I DON’T NORMALLY write these emails, but last Saturday, Scott Morrison came after me — after all of us.

My name is Vanita. I’m 56.

I migrated to Australia almost forty years ago, and I work three jobs in Western Sydney.

Perhaps you saw it in the papers — in a public speech Scott Morrison said that I was part of something “shadowy”, something I should be “ashamed of”, and he’s now threatened new investigations to “expose” the work we do together.

All because I volunteered with GetUp during the election campaign.

He’s lashing out because I want my kids to be able to see the colours of the Great Barrier Reef. He’s lashing out because I hope that young people will have access to abundant, secure work. He’s lashing out because I expect our Prime Minister to accept people for who they are — just as everyday Australians do.

Morrison is totally out of touch, and it would be funny if it weren’t such a serious threat to our movement. That’s why today I’m asking you to join me in fighting back. Because if we’re going to fend off Morrison’s attacks, we’ll need a fighting fund to cover legal costs and the campaigning necessary to defend ourselves in the media.

Can you chip in $12 to defend our movement against political attacks from the most powerful office in the country?

— In hope, Vanita Roychoudry

IMAGE: Source getup.org.au

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