The VFFA is getting behind rural people for the NSW State Election – 28 March 2015.
There is a direct connection between the RFS at grass roots level and rural NSW and that is why we are helping to promote the standupforfarmers.com.au web site.
All NSW voters are being encouraged to take a stand for rural NSW. We need to send a clear message to all politicians that we want real and lasting change for country New South Wales.
We urge you to join the VFFA and stand up for farmers – don’t let country New South Wales be ignored this election.
What is StandUpForFarmers?
StandUpForFarmers aims to shine the spotlight on the issues impacting rural and regional communities in the lead-up to the 28 March 2015 NSW state election.
The campaign draws on local events, grass-roots activism, digital channels, social media and word of mouth to mobilise famers and those in rural and regional NSW to ‘Stand Up, Shout Out and Be Heard’.
The more people who lend their voice, rate their local member and share their stories online, the more influence we have.
Our Campaign. Our Cause
Country NSW is an important contributor to our state and way of life. Yet, too often we’re taken for granted. Our economic interests, local infrastructure and community needs all deserve meaningful focus, investment or funding.
It’s time to take action and to shine the spotlight on farming communities like never before. We need to send a message to all politicians – sitting members and candidates – that we want real and lasting change for country New South Wales.
This campaign is about:
- standing up for farmers
- standing up for rural business
- standing up for rural communities.
What are we fighting for?
We’ve identified six key issues that unite country NSW:
- better country rail and roads
- action on drought
- healthy rural communities
- fairer farmgate returns
- protecting our land and water
- investment in farm innovation.
Who’s behind the campaign?
StandupforFarmers is powered by NSW Farmers, a membership based organisation that advocates on behalf of farmers in NSW and the ACT. Its purpose is to ensure that rural and regional NSW’s voice is heard in the 2015 election.
NSW Farmers is not aligned to any candidate or any political party. NSW Farmers does not necessarily endorse the views held by contributors or comment providers. Material is provided for your information to assist you in forming your opinion. The information contained in this website is for general information only.
What do we want people to do?
- Visit the website standupforfarmers.com.au
- Rate their local politician and share with friends and family
- Attend one of eight ‘Meet the Candidate’ Town Hall events during February and March.
- Post their own ‘Stand Up’ on our website and Facebook Page
- Tweet #standup4farmers