APAN launches federal election campaign 9Aug13 August 9, 2013
APAN (Australia Palestine Advocacy Network) of which AFOPA is a member, has just launched a federal election campaign to get candidates thinking about Palestine.Â They have postcards and stickers for distribution. AFOPA has a supply of the post cards, so let us know if you would like any.
APAN has also launched their campaign website featuring an automated e-mail that any Australian can send to their local candidates.
Palestine activist Samah Sabawi thw following comment in the automated email to her local candidate:
Finally, as a life long advocate for human rights, I will not be voting for any candidate who denies the Palestinian people the right to non-violent resistance to Israel’s occupation and oppression in the form of BDS (boycotts divestments and sanctions). I would like to learn your thoughts on that.