Wednesday, December 15, 2010

campaign by "getup"

Rather than pester everyone on my email address list (so you can read who's on it) will just copy and paste for those readers who are vaguely interested.
  • Your WikiLeaks campaign in the News!‏

1:51 PM

To : xxx
Dear David,

There's never been a GetUp campaign quite like this. Over 90,000 signatures and $360,000 raised in less than a week. Now your campaign is making headlines on both sides of the Pacific.

In the past few days, GetUp spokespeople appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, dueling with an arch-conservative on the most watched cable show in America, and on The 7.30 Report in Australia to say how you're speaking out on WikiLeaks, Assange and freedom of information. Click here to watch them both:

Thanks to GetUp members who chipped in, your message is featuring in a front page and full page ad in The Australian today. It features an image of President Obamareading your statement as it will appear in Thursday's edition of The New York Times.

The ad calls on Prime Minister Gillard to join you in standing up for freedom of information and the rights of Australian citizen, Julian Assange, the way you have by signing the statement. You can check it out in the paper (to appreciate its size and impact) or click here to see it:

This is just the beginning. On Thursday your statement will be splashed across a full page of The New York Times. GetUp will also lead a press conference at theNational Press Club in Washington, which will include prominent American figures in the cause of free speech.

As the stories of your impact in the United States hit the airwaves in Australia, it will put mounting pressure on our own Government to do what you have done--stand up for the rights of Australian citizen, Julian Assange, and freedom of information.

Our voice has never carried further or reached as many people as it has this week. Across two continents Australians and Americans are hearing what you have to say, and from Canberra to Washington D.C., political leaders are feeling your impact.

Thank you for believing we could do this,
The GetUp Team

PS - We have developed a 'widget' that can be placed on your website, blog, social-networking page or other web presence. Using the widget, people can sign up to the statement about WikiLeaks and Assange from your very own website. It's a fantastic way to spread the word about this campaign to all those who care about freedom of information. Click here to see it and to get it on to your site. 

GetUp is an independent, not-for-profit community campaigning group. We use new technology to empower Australians to have their say on important national issues. We receive no political party or government funding, and every campaign we run is entirely supported by voluntary donations. If you'd like to contribute to help fund GetUp's work, please donate now! If you have trouble with any links in this email, please go directly to To unsubscribe from GetUp, please click here.
Authorised by Simon Sheikh, Level 5, 116 Kippax St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Um, not "MY" message, never wrote it, just happen to be on their mailing list. Personally think that it's not about "freedom of information" - more about the legalities involved; their wordings are a bit naive (dare i mention 'juvenile?') .. but their intention seems to be valid.

1 comment:

Davo said...

Yes!! i have a personal antipathy toward .. exclamation marks!!!!!!