Support Rainbow Families Road Trip!
On Tuesday 13 September we will join Rainbow Families NSW to bring 15+ families to meet Members of Parliament and Senators from across the political spectrum.
We want them to hear what our children have to say about the plebiscite — and yes, 8-year-olds do have strong opinions! We hope that by meeting our kids, our elected representatives will better understand the very real threat that a plebiscite represents to LGBTIQ people and our children's mental health and wellbeing. We also hope to change some hearts and minds on marriage equality, along the way.
But we need your help to get there. If you can't join us in Canberra, can you please donate to ensure others can get there? All funds will be used to help with families' travel and accommodation costs, and to produce campaign materials including placards and colourful booklets with quotes and photos from diverse LGBTIQ-parented families and our friends, families and allies. We'll hand these to all politicians we meet, and send them to those we can't. We've already got lots of meetings booked in! MPs are keen to hear from us.
We need to raise $3000 in one week! Any more will go towards future campaign activities against the plebiscite by rainbow families. If 100 people donate just $30 we will reach our goal, hopefully by Friday 9 September. Every little bit will help.
The rainbow families who've committed to go to Canberra need your financial assistance to get there.
We know that not everyone can rearrange their lives for a three day road trip, never mind flying up for the day. The more we raise, the more families we can potentially take. That means reaching more politicians on the day. This could make a real difference.
Our children and our families are frequently the target of anti-marriage equality campaigns, but their voices are rarely heard. A plebiscite campaign will subject all LGBTIQ people, our families and loved ones to many months of stress, anxiety and hate speech. We fear the impact this will have on all of us, but especially those who are more isolated or vulnerable. This is the message we will take to Canberra.
You may be a member of a rainbow family yourself, hope to have children day, or know someone who is a member of a rainbow family. By supporting our Go Fund Me campaign, you will make a real difference in the campaign against a harmful plebiscite. Thank you so much for your support.
Let's work together to stop the plebiscite.
Felicity & Brian
Rainbow Families Victoria
Our new updated goal is $5000. This will mean more families can join us, we can print more colour campaign materials to distribute and we can keep our campaign going beyond next Tuesday.
Thank you once again for your incredible support - together we will make a difference and stop the plebiscite.
Rainbow Families Council