Letter published in the Hawkesbury Gazette about March in March by Colin Ellis.
We now have official dates for the next March Australia (formerly 'March in March') protests! Join us for our nationwide protests on the weekend of the 30th and 31st of August 2014.
Bring a friend or two (or more) and we'll make this as loud as possible - we WILL be heard!
Thanks to every single supporter for your likes, comments and shares; it was thanks to you that we were able to get the word out about the national protests.
Thanks to every person who donated to March in March; it was thanks to you that we could afford the necessities including printing, insurance and banners.
Thanks to everyone who made creative and family-friendly signs and banners; it was thanks to you that we were able to express our true and deepest concerns.
Thanks to everyone who shared your photos and videos of the march; it is thanks to you that people are aware of the 100,000 Aussies who marched against the government, despite the disappointingly lacking media coverage.
Most of all, thank you to every single person who marched; it is thanks to you that the government was made to hear us, whether they would like to acknowledge it or not.
This is just the first step but thank you for taking that necessary first step with us.
You don't need to be from a certain political persuasion to disagree with this government's numerous harmful policies. In fact, you don't need to have ever been politically inclined. That is what is so special about this unity - we're all people, from all political persuasions coming together to march against what is so glaringly and frighteningly wrong.
We're planning away behind the scenes and will soon be ready to unveil the next step.
Get ready for phase two of MIMA!
If ever you're disheartened or not feeling heard, remember this; they ignored us, then they laughed at us, they're now starting to fight us, but we will win.
They are fighting the wrong people. It is such division that this government thrives on. We are marching for so many reasons but that is the entire point - we have unfortunately been given so many issues to protest.