How you contact your representatives
There are a number of ways you can contact your local MP and the Senators for your state:
Phone: Call your representative. A staff member will usually pick up the phone and it will only take a few minutes — just tell them who you are, where you're from and that you want your local MP / the Senator to push for marriage equality.
Write: A printed or handwritten letter is taken more seriously by your representatives than an email and they'll usually send a written response.
Meet: Email or phone to ask to meet with your MP one-on-one or as part of a local group. We've got a handy guide to help support you with meeting your MP on marriage equality.
Email: Quick and easy — copy the email address of your representative on the right, then email your message to your local MP or Senators for your state.
A guide on what to say
- Introduce yourself. Tell them who you are and where you're from. It's so important our politicians know this contact comes from a local voter.
- Tell your own story about why this matters to you. Take the time to respectfully remind your MP that fairness and equality are at the heart of Australian society.
- Be friendly, polite and urge them to hold a parliamentary vote this year. Poll after poll shows Australia ranks in the top 10 countries in the world in favour of marriage equality. The time is now.
Where our politicians stand
Politicians across the political spectrum have moved from opponents of marriage equality to supporters because of people like you — Australians who value fairness and equality — who shared their story and won over the hearts and minds of their elected representatives. We have a majority, but every supporter we get brings us closer to a vote on the floor of Parliament.
- Supporters 57%
- Undeclared 19%
- Opposed 24%
- Supporters 57%
- Undeclared 16%
- Opposed 28%