SWAN Hills MP Jessica Shaw will hold a marriage equality barbecue this weekend in Aveley to improve enrolments to vote ahead of the Federal Government postal plebiscite.
The State Government member said she supported marriage equality and invited the community have their say on the upcoming postal opinion poll.
She said Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter had expressed his support for marriage equality, but was disappointed the vast majority of Liberal members were determined to ignore the views of ordinary Australians.
“An overwhelming number of people in Swan Hills have told me that they support marriage equality,” she said.
“They see this $122 million opinion poll as an extraordinary waste of taxpayer’s money; particularly when Liberal members have already said they won’t be bound by it.”
Ms Shaw said the Federal Government was relying on young people not being enrolled to vote.
“It’s vital that everyone’s voice is heard,” she said.
“The Liberals are relying on people not voting , they’re relying on young people not being registered and they’re relying on people not getting their ballot returned in time.
“It’s up to us to make sure Malcolm Turnbull understands the people of Ellenbrook support equal rights and marriage equality for all.”
She said the barbecue would also show support for LGBTIQ friends, family and community members.
The Marriage Equality Barbecue will be held on Saturday August 19 at Jessica Shaw’s office at the Vale Shopping Centre in Aveley from 12pm-2pm.
The barbecue will be a gold coin donation, with proceeds donated to mental health charities to support LGBTIQ individuals who may suffer from anxiety or depression.
Jessica Shaw will also be door knocking from 2.30pm to drum up support for the campaign.
To check, change or update your enrolment visit www.aec.gov.au.