Grab a blank piece of paper from your printer or note pad and follow these steps: 


1. Start with an opening like this:

Dear Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull,

I am writing to invite you to my home to have a conversation. I want a home here in our communities for people seeking asylum.

2. Then add in the body:

Why you want a home in your community for refugees and people seeking asylum.

Talk about your values

Here are the numbers to include:

25-30,000 people living in Australia without permanent protection, work/study rights and at risk of deportation, homelessness and losing life saving support services.

16,000 people, including families with children are losing income support and won't be able to meeting basic needs like rent and food.

1800 people detained in offshore processing, facing deteriorating mental and physical health and no certain future.

3. Finish with:

I and my family / housemates / partner / children / pets would love to have you over to our home to have a home cooked meal and to talk about how we can support refugees and people seeking asylum to have a supportive, permanent home here in our communities.

Please let us know when you are free to come over to our place.

4. Sign your name. Add your suburb and post code underneath

5. Take your beautiful hand written letter to the post office, get a stamp and envelope, stick the stamp on right hand corner (just in case you don't know) of the front of envelope, write your address on the back and the Prime Minister's on the front:

PO Box 6022, House of Representatives
Parliament House, Canberra, ACT 2600

6. Take a selfie or photo of you posting it in the mail box. Red is a powerful colour for super hero action!

7. Post the selfie / photo on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram with #ChangeThePolicy 
Ask your friends and followers to take the same action in your post. We have six weeks to get all our letters in to the PM!

If you have done all this - thank you. You have made a huge difference to protecting people seeking asylum.

8. Please tell us if you have sent a letter by filling out the form.

9. Share and reach out to your networks by preparing a letting writing lunch time action here

We will stay in touch for the next collective action to change the policy for good.

 

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1,818 LETTERS
GOAL: 3,000 letters

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  • Katie Shafar
  • Please let this lovely family stay here where they have made a home.
  • Sarah Stitt
  • Roz Pearson
  • Stop this inhumane treatment of fellow human beings.
  • They don’t need to be subjected to that uncertainty they are are a working family
  • Our country town has welcomed people seeking asylum also. The positive benefits of having lived with them are many. They have been very good men and contributed to our community in many ways including volunteering with town functions, our annual shows and helping out with care groups for our townspeople. I would recommend rural areas encourage these people as what we receive back is invaluable.
  • cannot imagine the stress of that cruel raid and being forced onto planes – what a trauma they have had, at our hands, including little children. Go Biloela !
  • Our humanity can only be measured by how we treat those in need. And I don’t mean just white farmers in South Africa.
  • Sign the petition: Hand write an invitation to your home for PM Turnbull
  • We should welcome people who have had to flee their own homes and encourage their full participation in our communities.