Can you help us thank your political representative Jill Hall MP?
Recently Jill Hall MP of Shortland has spoken on Micah Australia and Australian Aid and we’d like to say thanks.
In Parliament Jill Hall MP said:
Micah Challenge brings people to Canberra from all around Australia. The passionate young people who came to visit me acknowledge that great progress has been made with the Millennium Development Goals. They highlighted to me that in just one year, 2013-14, Australian aid helped to vaccinate more than 2.3 million children, give 2.9 million more people access to safe drinking water, increase access to improved sanitation for over one million people, and get 1.3 million more children into school.
I find it really disturbing that the cuts in our aid will impact on so many countries and so many people.
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.
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