Approximately 200 people congregated in front of the office for the Member for Deakin, Mike Symon, for the Walk Against Warming. Walk Against Warming is usually an annual CBD event. This year it became an election event - the Federal Election is on next Saturday 21 August - and was extended to the seats of La Trobe (marginal for the Liberal Party at 50.51% ) and Deakin (marginal for the Australian Labor Party at 51.41% ). Each seat is the second most marginal seat in Victoria for the individual parties concerned.
The Walk this year was designed as a letter-boxing campaign aiming to reach 300,000 voters in the seat of Melbourne (highly winnable for The Greens), La Trobe and Deakin. So the order of the day was speeches and picking up your letter-boxing packs and maps from the tables allocated.
Other species were present.
Lots of text in the form of banners and placards
Old friends were there too -
Yvonne Rooney of Maroondah Climate Change Action.
I think we had a great turn-out for a rainy Sunday in the 'burbs.
Big hand claps for all who turned up.