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Meet your MP

In the lead up to the federal election, we want to empower you to sit down with your Federal Member of Parliament and ask them to commit to more climate action, including funding Solar Our Schools.

Let’s make climate action a priority election issue!

Meet your MP Training Workshop

Monday 6th December 8.00 - 9.30pm AEDT

Click here to book now!

Our Meet your MP Training will teach you:

  • How to localise your climate action and Solar Our Schools asks, by providing success story case studies 
  • What to take into a meeting, and how to run a meeting with your MP
  • What not to do!
  • How to develop a constructive ongoing relationship with your MP
  • How to build bridges and present olive branches (not literally!)
  • What specific follow up actions you can ask for from your MP
  • How to reframe the climate change debate for conservative MP’s, and we will brainstorm solutions to your problem MP’s!

In the last 12 months, Australian Parents for Climate Action have empowered dozens of parents to meet with their federal and state MP’s. Now we are offering the opportunity to you!

Testimonial

"My local state Member agreed to meet with me and gave me a whole hour of his time, during which I brought to him the Australian Parents for Climate Actions’s Solar Our Schools campaign. Solar Our Schools asks the state and federal government for solar and batteries in all schools and early childhood centres. It will create 7000 jobs in renewable energy nationwide, with money saved on electricity enabling another 4000 jobs for teachers - to help address our national teacher shortage. Plus, it will save millions of tonnes of carbon emissions.

 

I couldn't have expected such a warm and willing reception from a member of the Katter Australia Party on a topic like this, but the fiscal and employment benefits of this proposed scheme are too great not to get excited about. So, we now have an enthusiastic ally in a place we might not have thought to look. 

 

It felt great to have such a positive and productive meeting with my local state member. He told me, outright, that the Solar Our Schools campaign was completely new to him and that he had never heard of such an idea. He loved the pragmatism of the campaign and appreciated that it is a scheme that is straightforward, free of ideology and shovel-ready. It was a great feeling to help bring this kind of awareness to a conservative politician and leave the meeting without having compromised my beliefs and values but also meeting the Member in a space of common ground and understanding. Even better was securing his motivating and excited support for our campaign!

 

I think that message is especially pertinent in an area like ours, where I'm not preaching to the choir - I'm actually sharing a message that may never have been heard by the ears of some of us locals." - Yolande Schefe, Atherton Tablelands QLD


Change The Story

The next step to becoming a spokesperson for Australian Parents for Climate Action is understanding why we need to change the story we tell about climate action.

Stories are how we learn and evolve as a society. Healing the problems of society begins with the words we use to shape the past, present, and future. Myth and legends heal because they remind us of right and wrong, and how to each balance again. 

This presentation asks: how can we change the story we tell to heal the rifts in our society around climate action and to specifically get bipartisan support for climate action?

Bringing together research from the Climate Compass, story medicine principles, and audience provocations, this presentation sets up the agreed framework for our AP4CA parent and grandparent spokespeople.

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Australian Parents for Climate Action meet and work on the lands of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and respect that sovereignty of those lands was never ceded. We pay respect to Elders, past and present and emerging, and acknowledge the pivotal role that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within the Australian community.