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Write to make a difference

Uniting Church members are being invited to join a national movement that aims to make a difference for low income and disadvantaged Australians.

Through a new national website, church members will be able to quickly and easily send their concerns about a range of issues to their local MPs and Senators with just a few clicks of a mouse.

UnitingCare National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds, said the new website has been launched by the Australian Council of Social Service on behalf of its 300 plus member organisations.

“As a member of ACOSS, the UnitingCare network is encouraging our members to use the new website and speak directly to politicians about key issues.

“In just three easy steps you can join the ACOSS Action Network and send an e-mail letter to your local MP expressing your concerns about the most disadvantaged in Australia.”

ACOSS will also send subscribers four newsletters a year on poverty and inequality in Australia s well as invitations to take other action on-line from time to time.

“We know from experience that making contact with local MPs make a difference when it comes to fairer Government policies.

“In an age where e-mail and the internet and becoming more and more readily used, together, our collective voices can make a difference. This simple and easy to use tool means we can send a clear message to our political leaders with just a few clicks of your mouse,” Ms Hatfield Dodds said.

“Acting together, we can make a difference.”

To join the action network, visit www.acoss.org.au and follow the links.