On Saturday 14 October, Australia will have the opportunity to vote in a once-in-a-generation referendum.
This referendum is about something very simple - listening.
It's time to listen. It's time for recognition. It's time to get better results. It's time to say YES.
And each of us can have a big impact on the outcome of this referendum, by having conversations with the people around us.
Across Australia, thousands of people are already changing hearts and minds by speaking to their friends, family members, co-workers and neighbours.
Who can you talk to?
Pick up the phone and let's get one million conversations going.
Voting Yes means:
- Recognising 65,000 years of Indigenous culture for the first time in Australia's 122-year-old constitution.
- Listening to advice from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about matters that affect their lives, so governments make better decisions.
- Better Results for Indigenous health, education, employment and housing, so people have a better life.
- Protecting the Voice from politics and bureaucrats by putting it in the constitution.
- Over 80% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community support the Voice. It has been designed and agreed on by Indigenous leaders over many decades.
Suggested Call Script
How is/was your day?
I thought it was time we had a conversation about the upcoming Voice referendum.
Have you been thinking about how you are going to vote? I've been thinking about it a lot.
You know me, I don't normally get involved in these kinds of things. But this time, it feels more important.
I have decided to vote YES because: SHARE YOU REASON.
I am worried a NO vote will mean: SHARE YOUR FEARS.
Despite the noise, the ask is simple. Saying Yes means recognition in our Constitution, listening to advice from a committee of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and finally seeing better results.
ASK: Do you think we should recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Constitution?
ASK: Do you believe that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be listened to on issues that affect them and their families?
ASK: Will you vote Yes with me?
YES: That's fantastic. (Ask them to call their friends and family to discuss why they are voting yes. Tell them every conversation between now and October 14 counts.)
Unsure: What are you still unsure about? (Clear up misinformation ( refer to Q&A )
No: What is the key reason why you are thinking of voting NO? (Clear up misinformation ( refer to Q&A )
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