Can you help us thank your political representative Andrew Giles MP?
Recently Andrew Giles of Scullin has spoken on Micah Australia, the cuts to Australian Aid and the affect climate change has on the most needy and we’d like to say thanks.
In Parliament Andrew Giles said:
I was visited in my office in Parliament House by representatives of Micah Challenge, a global movement of Christians committed to speaking out against poverty and injustice around the world.
I have been struck by the power of their advocacy and their deep commitment to working with elected decision makers and the community to build a better world on an ecumenical basis.
Their comments reflected a real challenge for me, for all elected representatives and for our new Prime Minister, particularly when it comes to his credentials on climate change. But, of course, it is more than that; it is about our moral commitment to those less fortunate than us around the world.
You can read the whole speech here.
Whenever a politician engages with the issues we all care passionately about, it’s important to encourage, thank, or even challenge them. It doesn't mean we support that politician, or endorse everything they say. But if they don’t hear from passionate people in their electorate when they do speak up, it’s easy for them to give up, get cynical, or assume their electorate doesn’t care about Australian Aid or climate change.
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