Where do your local candidates stand in the fight against poverty?

Campaigning for change article written on the 22 Apr 2010

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Oxfam in conjunction with the Make Poverty History coalition (NGOs, churches, community groups and over 1 million supporters) are holding an electoral forum in the Federal Seat of Wills on 8 May.

So if you live in or around Brunswick, Coburg, Pascoe Vale or Glenroy this is your chance to hear and engage in debate with candidates from the major parties about fighting global poverty, the aid budget and funding climate change adaptation programs in developing countries.

If you have friends or family who live in these areas please encourage them to come along as well.

WhatWills Electorate Make Poverty History Forum
When
: Saturday 8 May, 4–6pm
Where: Brunswick Town Hall, cnr Sydney Rd and Dawson St
Speakers: Kelvin Thomson (Federal Member for Wills), Mark Riley (Australian Greens) & Andrew Hewett (Oxfam Australia)
RSVP: Email number of people, names and suburbs to Victorian Campaign Coordinator Clancy Moore.

There are also forums happening on 8 May in the electorates of Corangamite and Deakin. We’ll let you know when other forums are announced.