Local and not so local candidates at the launch
Our campaign launch for the seats of Bentleigh, Brighton and Sandringham took off on Sunday. A good number of members and supporters and a sunny afternoon made the launch a success. We have a big job ahead of us, the goal being to get Sue Pennicuik returned to the Upper House, and increase our percentage of votes for all our candidates. “Door knocking”, “phone banking”, “street stalls’ at the farmers markets and rail stations will be our methods of reaching out to the voters. The more volunteers helping, the more voters we reach. We work in teams so experience is not important. If you have a few spare hours, consider helping us out, it’s a rewarding experience.
“Phone Banking” (ringing members and supports) happens Thursday evenings 6-8:30pm
Door knocking usually Saturday or Sunday mornings or afternoons, two hours is a good time allotment.
Sean and the Greens Public Transport Policy won the night at Wednesdays Metropolitan Transport Forum held at the Glen Eira Town Hall. Sean gave a thoughtful well delivered presentation on the present and future public transport needs for metropolitan Melbourne.
“Better rails services and more frequent trains till 8pm, and better timed connections betweens the bus and train networks would deliver great benefits to PT users, less crowding and less waiting time between connecting services will encourage more people to leave their cars at home and use our public transport”.
The Greens position on not building the East-West Link (The Tunnel) and spending the billions saved on a host of smaller but important upgrades to the existing PT network. “Doing this would see great improvements for both rail and road users across all Melbourne, as well as creating jobs”.
Eighty, mostly local residents attended to hear Liberal MP David Southwick, Labor candidate for Bentleigh Nick Staikos , and The Greens candidate for Bentleigh Sean Mulcahy.
Sean covered areas the other speakers didn’t touch on, stating that better local walking strategies and improved bicycle paths and safer road sharing will deliver worthwhile benefits. “Better targeted grade-separations (road rail crossings) coupled with improved signaling on the rail network would allow more frequent and quicker traveling times for both rail and road users”.
The Brighton Bentleigh and Sandringham Campaign are launching!
Rooftop Bar of the Ontop Bar at 483 North Rd Ormond (next to Ormond station)
4pm- 6 pm on Sunday the 21st
Our wonderful MLC Sue Pennicuik will be MC. Come and meet our candidates: Sean Mulcahy in Bentleigh, Margie Beavis in Brighton and Adam McBeth in Sandringham.
Finger food provided, Drinks at bar prices.