Together we have done amazing things

Dear Greens supporter
This campaign has covered every corner of three electorates, spoken to hundreds of voters, attended and spoken at dozens of forums, run our most active social media campaign ever. Our candidates Margie, Sean and Adam have given their all for months on end. Not just active in their own areas, they have knocked on hundreds of doors in Prahran, our winnable seat in the south.
However, one thing remains.
The Greens get about 1/3rd of our vote from staffing early voting and election day booths. For many voters this is the only time they will see a Green all election cycle. A smiling, friendly Greens volunteer can make the difference between a vote for the old parties and a vote for us.
If we haven’t been in contact with you about staffing a polling booth yet, don’t wait and please give us a call.
Together, we can make the difference. We know it works!

      CONTACTS for prepoll and polling day:

      BENTLEIGH – Cheryl Hercus – 0412 705 349 | Cheryl.Hercus@optusnet.com.au
      BRIGHTON – Elliot Gingold – 0419 163 295 | elliot.gingold@outlook.com
      SANDRINGHAM – Derek Wilson – 0411 529 537 | derek.wilson@analytico.com.au
Thanks for your support and Go Greens
The Bayside Glen Eira Greens Campaign Team
 
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WEEKLY CALL OUT……. as the clock ticks down

Coming up this week:

Choose what you can do, a couple of hours is so valuable to our campaign.

Thursday 13 Nov
Phonebanking
: Making calls every Thursday night to our members and supporters (see below). This week at Michael’s home 28 Sunlight Cres, East Brighton, 6.30-8. 30

Saturday 15 Nov
Morning:
Bayside Farmers’ Market
, Sandringham, 8.30-12.30 (2 hour slots)
Street Stall: Church St, Brighton  with Margie, 9.30-12.30 (2 hour slots)
Street Stall: Concourse, Beaumaris with Adam, 9.30-12.30 (2 hour slots)
Street Stall: McKinnon Road with Sean, followed by a trip to Patterson Road 9.30-12.30

Afternoon:
Making a difference in Prahran.  The BGE team will be going doorknocking in Prahran. Carpool from Brighton.
Beginners and old hands welcome. If you’re new we’ll pair you with an  experienced person.

Sunday 16 Nov
Bentleigh Sunday Market
with Sean from 9-12
Conversations with voters in Prahran! Morning and afternoon shifts 10.30-1.30.  Let’s win Prahran

Beginners and old hands welcome, with lots of support and training. Prahran has been greatly supported by our area, let’s do em proud again this Sunday

Here’s the drill:

If you can put your hand up, rsvp to the action/s you can do.  Let me know before Thursday night. I’ll get back to you with the details.

Many thanks from the team,
Rose, 0409 132 338

Southside Weekly Campaign Call out – only 4 weekends on the go

Dear Southside Greens
Welcome to newcomers to this list who have been  in recent contact with our intrepid team. We all share a desire for change in government – one more compassionate and visionary, acting  for current and future generations, for all people and the planet.

The Sandringham Festival has to be the weekend highlight with a strong Greens presence and great reception for our Sandringham candidate Adam, joined by Sue Pennicuik, MLC, Sean (Bentleigh), Rose (Upper House Support) and Derek. Heartfelt thanks also to the amazing Chris, Fraser, Cheryl and Ken.
Song for this week dedicated to our State Government from Australian Crawl “oh no not you again”
Next week can I add your name to the list?

Coming up this week:
Choose what you can do, a couple of hours is so valuable to our campaign.

Monday 27 to Friday 31
Stations: This week Sean will be along the Frankston line each morning from Ormond to Moorabbin : 7.00-9.00. Email Sean direct if you can help, see cc above
Margie and Adam will be at Hampton on Wednesday

Thursday 30
Phonebanking: Making calls every Thursday night to our members and supporters (see below). This week at Rose’s home 10 Auckland St, Bentleigh, 6.30-8. 30

Saturday 1 Nov
Kingston Farmers Market, Cheltenham with Sean, 8.30-12.30 (2 hour slots)
Veg Out Market, St Kilda 8.20-10.30 with Margie
Street Stall:  Ormond Rd West in Elwood with Margie 10.30-12.30

Let’s win Prahran: The BGE team will be going doorknocking in Prahran on Saturday and Sunday- carpool leaving Brighton both days.
Beginners and old hands welcome, with lots of support and training.”

Sunday 2

Let’s win Prahran: The BGE team will be going doorknocking in Prahran on Saturday and Sunday- carpool leaving Brighton both days.
Beginners and old hands welcome, with lots of support and training.”

Street Stall: GESAC East Bentleigh with Sean 1-3

Here’s the drill:

If you can put your hand up, rsvp to the action/s you can do.  Let me know before Thursday night. I’ll get back to you with the details.

Many thanks from the team, Rose, 0409 132 338

This will be a weekly email from the combined Campaign team for Sean Mulcahy in Bentleigh, Margie Beavis in Brighton and Adam McBeth in Sandringham between now and the State Election on Nov 29. We will be successful with people power and by working as a team. We’re all volunteers committed to changing politics and making a difference through action.

Phone banking:
To shift voters to vote for the Greens, we need to have lots of conversations in the lead up to the election. To do that we are speaking with local supporters and asking them to join us. We’ll be asking people like you and me to join us at our events and be part of this history-making election. Come along and help us create change. Supper and lots of training and support provided! Come and brush up your skills talking to people.
If you can come please bring:

·   Your phone (with earphones if your have them) We have a spare if this is an issue.

·   Your computer and power cord (tho we have a spare of each if you don’t have one)

RSVPs would be helpful with organising lists- preferably reply to this email if you are coming.

The Bayside Decides forum starts at 7pm on November 7 at the Hampton Community Centre hall, 14 Willis Street.

State election: Baysiders’ chance to quiz candidates

WEEKLY REVIEW, BAYSIDE PORT PHILLIP
Teresa Murphy 11:35:AM 27/10/2014

Baysiders still undecided on who to vote for one month out from the state election can quiz candidates at a public forum next week in Hampton.

The sitting Liberal MPs, however, won’t be there. Sandringham Murray Thompson has a prior engagement and Brighton’s Louise Asher had not responded to the convenors’ invitation when TWR went to print.

All lower-house candidates in the two blue-ribbon electorates, including the local members, have been invited to speak at the Bayside Decides forum, which Bayside mayor Laurie Evans will moderate.

The audience will get their chance to grill candidates during a Q&A session and, more informally, over tea and biscuits afterwards.

“It’s time to take politics back to the people, time to look past the spin and get some real answers,” said key convenor Margaret Beavis, who is the Greens’ candidate in Brighton.

Dr Beavis said the forum was being promoted by Greens, Labor and independent candidates.

“It is a shame the Liberals won’t be coming, but we’ll go ahead with it anyway. The mayor is a well-respected independent so no one can say it is a one-party set-up.”

Candidates so far include independent Clarke Martin, Labor’s Christina Zigouras and the Greens’ Adam McBeth in Sandringham, and independent Jane Touzeau, Labor’s Louise Crawford and Dr Beavis in Brighton.

Established in 1856, Brighton is one of Victoria’s oldest and wealthiest electorates. It has always voted conservative and Ms Asher, who has held it since 1999, sits on a virtually unassailable 14.3 per cent margin. This has fallen from 17.6 per cent in 2010.

The electorate now includes all of Elwood, following electoral boundary changes last year. Elwood has a strong Greens-voter base.

Sandringham, too, is a safe Liberal seat, only changing to Labor once (in 1982, for one term). Created in 1955, it is also one of the wealthiest electorates in the state.

Murray Thompson, son of former Liberal premier Lindsay Thompson, has held the seat since 1992. His margin fell slightly from 15.9 per cent in 2010 to 15.6 per cent following redistribution, which brought parts of Highett and Cheltenham east of the Nepean Highway from Mordialloc into his electorate.

The Bayside Decides forum starts at 7pm on November 7 at the Hampton Community Centre hall, 14 Willis Street.

Southside Weekly Campaign Call out – only 5 weekends to go

Dear Southside Greens

Well we blasted Bentleigh on Sunday and heartfelt thanks to Anita, Troy, Ciska who spent time with our fabulously talented candidates. Thanks also to Gen, Christine for all the calls and conversations too.

Song for this week dedicated to our indigenous peoples: From Little Things Big Things Grow. Next week can I add your name to the list?

Coming up this week:

Choose what you can do, a couple of hours is so valuable to our campaign.

Thursday 23
Phonebanking: Making calls every Thursday night to our members and supporters (see below). This week at Margie’s in Brighton

Saturday 25
Bentleigh East Farmers Market, with Sean, 8.30-12.30 (2 hour slots)
Street Stall: Elwood with Christine, 9-1 (2 hour slots)
Street Stall: Moorabbin with Sean, 1-3

Sunday 26
Sandringham Village Festival with Adam 11-5 (2 hours slots)
All our candidates will be there, come along and be seen in Green
The Festival is big local event for a strong Greens presence . We’re also seeking some folks to hit Highett from 2-4.

Street Stall: East Bentleigh with Sean

Here’s the drill:

If you can put your hand up, rsvp to the action/s you can do.  Let me know before Thursday night. I’ll get back to you with the details.

Many thanks from the team,

Rose, 0409 132 338

This will be a weekly email from the combined Campaign team for Sean Mulcahy in Bentleigh, Margie Beavis in Brighton and Adam McBeth in Sandringham between now and the State Election on Nov 29. We will be successful with people power and by working as a team. We’re all volunteers committed to changing politics and making a difference through action.

Phone banking:
To shift voters to vote for the Greens, we need to have lots of conversations in the lead up to the election. To do that we are speaking with local supporters and asking them to join us. We’ll be asking people like you and me to join us at our events and be part of this history-making election. Come along and help us create change. Supper and lots of training and support provided! Come and brush up your skills talking to people. If you can come please bring:

·   Your phone (with earphones if your have them) We have a spare if this is an issue.

·   Your computer and power cord (tho we have a spare of each if you don’t have one)

RSVPs would be helpful with organising lists- preferably reply to this email if you are coming.

If you would like to get off this list just send me an email with unsubscribe in the subject line

Campaign Launch on Sunday

candidates-group_smallLocal 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.