'Something incredible is building in Kooyong,' says Mon at the start of our spirited new campaign video – which launched on our Twitter page last week, and is now available to share or view on YouTube.
The video offers a bold, rallying call – backed up by a cast of more than 250 volunteers and supporters, cheering on our independent candidate and her message.
To truly reflect the campaign, the video zooms in on the faces and voices behind this grassroots movement. Everyday people, sharing their reasons for getting behind our smart, down-to-earth candidate.
'I’ll tell you one thing about Monique, she listens,' says one supporter. 'Monique can bring a new perspective,' says another.
And, of course, the sentiment all Mon’s supporters share: 'By joining Monique’s campaign, I’m engaged in something that’s actually going to make a difference.'
Help make a difference! Share our new campaign video and tag us at #Mon4Kooyong.
Seeds of change
It’s New Year’s Eve, 2029.
The news wraps up the decade just gone, and it’s a stirring vision. Our economy thrives on renewable energy. High-speed rail connects the country. Agriculture, reforestation, and Indigenous ecology combine to revive our landscape.
It’s a fairer, greener, more community-minded nation. Could it all have started in 2022 with your vote for change?
This is the future set out for us in Regenerating Australia – a 17-minute-film we’ll be screening on Friday 1 April at the Lido Cinemas.
Produced in partnership with WWF, the film is based on a four-month ‘listening campaign’ with a diverse group of Australians who shared their hopes and dreams for the country’s future.
Featuring Kerry O’Brien, Gorgi Coghlan, Sandra Sully, Tim Flannery, Larissa Behrendt, David Pocock and other well-known voices – the film’s message is hopeful. But, 'it is a muscular hope'. Each imagined scenario is grounded in research and modelling.
In other words, these things are all possible, if we have leaders who are committed to change.
Here at Team Mon the idea of a hopeful 'alternative reality', isn’t fiction – it’s about choosing strong, well-researched, considered alternatives that benefit us all.
In our very real world, Mon is committed to:
- Reducing emissions by at least 60% by 2030, in line with the Climate Change bill, proposed by Independent Zali Steggall
- Accelerating the electrification and decarbonisation of our electricity supply
- Speeding up the uptake of electric vehicles and strengthening emissions standards
- Empowering households to make the shift to clean energy
As one of our supporters says in Mon’s new campaign video, 'Climate change is not only a threat, it’s a huge opportunity.'
Let’s plant the seeds of change now so our vision of the future can blossom into reality.
Join us for a special screening of Regenerating Australia at the Lido Cinemas, 6:30pm on Friday 1 April – followed by a lively panel discussion with director Damon Gameau, our own Dr Monique Ryan, climate activist Anjali Sharma, and Climate 200 convenor Simon Holmes à Court.
Want a sneak peek? Watch the trailer here.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Your response to our appeal last week had our hard-working campaign team in tears of gratitude (and relief) on Sunday. We put our hearts on our sleeves and you put your hands in your wallets, contributing more than $130,000.
These funds are crucial in keeping Mon’s campaign on course, particularly with the costs of digital advertising, our building leases, and speciality skills and services. Many of our senior campaign team members are full time volunteers, so you can be sure that every cent that is donated goes back into supporting Monique’s campaign to win Kooyong.
We still need your help. If you have already donated, thank you very much.
We have just over 60 days to share Mon’s message with 110,000+ Kooyong voters. You can help our volunteers achieve that goal by making a donation.
Note from Mon
Momentum continues to build, with our volunteers and I out on the streets of Kooyong every day, listening to our community and spreading the news that there is a new way of doing politics in Australia.
With petrol, food, and other prices climbing, we can all see the immediate impact of the recent extreme weather disasters and our dependence on foreign oil supplies. The benefits of transitioning to an economy based on renewable energy have never been more evident. Many Kooyong residents have raised the issue of electric vehicles (EVs) with me and I’ve included some more information on my website about my support for speeding up the transition to EVs.
I’ve been meeting with local businesses and hearing their concerns: difficulty finding staff, ongoing issues with COVID, the impact of rising prices, and the need to plan for a low carbon future. I’ve also been talking to school groups. Young people are deeply concerned about climate change but also about issues such as housing affordability. They deserve to feel safe and secure about their futures. In a week where the Morrison government has argued in the Federal Court that it has no duty of care to protect young people from climate change, I share the concerns of our youth. I’m happy to accept that duty of care – for my kids, and for all the Kooyong community.
With autumn upon us, it’s good to have footy back at the MCG. Enjoy the weather, and stay well.
I saw a sign…
Your signs have been ‘opening up eyes’ all over Kooyong. But we still can do more to send Josh a message: there’s a new game in town!
So keep signing up. Live large with a big real estate-style sign. Or a more compact impact with our classic ‘corflute’.
The big bang
In expectation that the PM will call the election soon after the budget on 29 March, Monique’s ‘official’ campaign launch will be held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on 10 April, commencing at 3.30 pm.
It’s going to be our last opportunity to have a huge gathering prior to election night, and we are planning a few surprises.
Tickets are free but, for catering purposes, could you please register at the link below:
What’s on Mon?
Meet Mon at HQ (655 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn)
- Wednesday 23 March 9-10am
- Thursday 24 March 2-3pm
Street Meet and Greets
- Monday 21 March 3:30-5pm, Whitehorse Road, Balwyn near the corner of Yerrin
- Tuesday 22 March 8am-9am, Camberwell Railway Station
- Wednesday 23 March 11am-12:30pm, Doncaster Road, North Balwyn (North Balwyn Village)
- Thursday 24 March 7:30-8:30am, Glenferrie Railway Station
- Thursday 24 March 12-1:30pm, Riversdale Road, Middle Camberwell (near Woolworths)
- Friday 25 March 5-6pm, Walpole Street, Kew
NDIS Community Consultation
If you’re an NDIS participant – or support someone who is – join us to discuss how Mon can work for you!
Our community consultation will run on online, 7pm–8pm on 23 March. Register now!