[ASA] STA Federal Election Update - templates and resources

Stuart Wyithe swyithe at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Dec 19 17:20:08 AEDT 2018

Dear ASA,

Please find below an email from STA regarding activities leading to the upcoming Federal election.

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The Federal Election Campaign is starting to take shape, and we are reaching out to provide you with an update.

There have been many developments in Federal politics these past few months, and all indications are pointing towards an election in May. However, it could be called as early as March.

As such, we are building a suite of tools and resources for our member organisations to begin to utilise.

This first update includes links to two templated campaign letters, to empower you to reach out to local candidates.

The first template has been designed for those with limited time and is focused on giving STEM professionals the opportunity to reach out to their local candidates quickly to inform them of the Solve it with Science campaign.

LETTER TEMPLATE - SOLVE IT WITH SCIENCE<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/HhIlCWLJY7i86PBgFnTcfC?domain=scienceandtechnologyaustralia.us9.list-manage.com>

The second letter is more flexible and can be tailored to the needs of your organisation, with space for you to elaborate on issues that are more specific to your discipline or field.

LETTER TEMPLATE - ORGANISATIONAL<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/bvciCXLKZoiZ4qYycmHq3z?domain=scienceandtechnologyaustralia.us9.list-manage.com>

Where appropriate, we encourage you to consider how you might engage your members, stakeholders, or staff to utilise these resources too.

We have also prepared for you a report that explores examples of effective advocacy in the USA, and a summary of Labor's first election statement on science.

REPORT - Lessons from the USA<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/pJXDCYWL1viXDNxJiZJe7i?domain=scienceandtechnologyaustralia.us9.list-manage.com>

STORY - Major parties to use science and technology to persuade voters at next election<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/EgGCCZYM2VFY7DNVIXJr-y?domain=scienceandtechnologyaustralia.us9.list-manage.com>

You can also continue to access the Federal Election Strategy<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/OWufC1WZXriX6kYDiOFYIG?domain=scienceandtechnologyaustralia.us9.list-manage.com> online (NOTE: not for further distribution), and we suggest that you work with your leadership group to decide how your organisation will participate once the election is called.

If you have any questions or suggestions, we urge you to get in touch with the Communications and Policy Manager, Dion Pretorius<mailto:dion.pretorius at sta.org.au?subject=STA%20Election%20Campaign%20query>, via email.

Kind regards,


Kylie Walker
Science and Technology Australia


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