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Gay marriage supporters make calls to encourage yes vote

  • Same-sex marriage supporters will now be calling potential voters for ‘Yes’ vote
  • The move comes after criticism of an ‘invasive’ mass text campaign for SSM
  • Volunteers will be making the calls and costs covered by the equality campaign 

Backers of the ‘Yes’ vote in the same-sex marriage survey will now be calling people imploring them to vote in favour of legalisation.

The move comes in spite of the backlash caused by a mass text campaign sent out to millions of mobile phones over the weekend.

The effort to call thousands of voters and encourage them to vote yes is being backed by the country’s unions, according to The Australian.

Queensland Council of Unions general secretary Ros McLennan said volunteers were making the calls and the costs were being covered by the Australian Marriage Equality campaign

Backers of the ¿yes¿ vote in the same-sex marriage survey will now be calling people imploring them to vote in favour of legalisation

Backers of the ‘yes’ vote in the same-sex marriage survey will now be calling people imploring them to vote in favour of legalisation

Queensland Council of Unions general secretary Ros McLennan said volunteers were making the calls and the costs were being covered by the Australian Marriage Equality campaign. 

The Australian Equality Campaign sent a bulk text message to about 31 million random mobile phones in Australia on Saturday, with an estimated cost of about $4.65 million.

Millions of Australians received text messages instructing them to ‘make history and vote YES for a fairer Australia’. 

The Australian Equality Campaign sent a bulk text message to about 31 million random mobile phones in Australia on Saturday, with an estimated cost of about $4.65 million

The Australian Equality Campaign sent a bulk text message to about 31 million random mobile phones in Australia on Saturday, with an estimated cost of about $4.65 million

A same-sex marriage supporter publicly declared she will be voting ‘no’ after receiving an ‘invasive’ text from the ‘Yes’ campaign.

Marta Hemming posted in the YES to Marriage Equality Facebook group saying the mass text message the campaign sent out a few days ago forced her to change who she supported in the postal vote.

‘Well I was voting Yes until today but your unsolicited text message telling me what to do made me change my mind,’ Ms Hemming wrote. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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