Did you know that voting and political participation is actually deeply intertwined with our Islamic duty to render justice? My Vote Matters has released a helpful infographic to understand exactly why voting is so important for Australian Muslims.
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The Australian National Imams Council has released a public statement encouraging all Australian Muslims to vote for a candidate that stands against racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia, as our Islamic duty. 'Voting is also an important opportunity whereby you can have your voice heard. Therefore, it is important to cast a valid vote. Doing so is also consistent … Continue reading Australian National Imams Council Releases Statement Supporting Islamic Duty to Vote
My Vote Matters is excited to announce our new 2019 Federal election campaign. This federal election, My Vote Matters has decided to expand our work in political advocacy and mobilisation to all of Australia. My Vote Matters was first established in 2018 with the Victorian State election. Our first campaign was intended to fill a … Continue reading 2019 Federal Election Campagin Announcement
The 2018 Victorian State Election was the first election conducted by My Vote Matters. In coordination with the Islamic Council of Victoria, My Vote Matters worked to encourage Victorian Muslims to actively engage in the election. My Vote Matters had three primary goals for the Victorian election. Firstly, to increase the amount of Victorian Muslims … Continue reading Reflections on 2018 Victorian Election
On the 4th and 5th of November, My Vote Matters met with Footscray candidates Angus McAlpine (Greens) and Katie Hall (Labor). Our meetings were a part of our ‘Meet Your Candidate’ program which is intended to inform the Muslim community on the political views of their candidates. In each electorate, we question candidates on specific … Continue reading Victorian Electorate Report: Footscray
On the 2nd of November, My Vote Matters met with Pascoe Vale candidates MP Lizzie Blandthorn (Labor), Oscar Yildiz (Independent) and John Kavanaugh (Independent). We reached out to Greens candidate Phil Jackson, however, he was unavailable to meet on the 2nd of November. We asked for a meeting on an alternative date but did not … Continue reading Victorian Electorate Report: Pascoe Vale
On the 29th of October, My Vote Matters met with Ivanhoe candidates MP Anthony Carbines (Labor) and Andrew Colley (Greens). We contacted Liberal candidate Monica Clark but received no response. Our meetings were a part of our ‘Meet Your Candidate’ project. In each electorate, we ask candidates about issues affecting Muslims in their electorate. In … Continue reading Victorian Electorate Report: Ivanhoe
On the 29th of October, My Vote Matters met with Thomastown candidate MP Bronwyn Halfpenny (Labor). Our meeting with Halfpenny was a part of our ‘Meet Your Candidate’ program which is intended to inform the Muslim community on the political views of their candidates. In the electorate of Thomastown, we chose the issues of: infrastructure, … Continue reading Victorian Electorate Report: Thomastown
On the 23rd of October, My Vote Matters met with Essendon candidates James Williams (Greens) and MP Danny Pearson (Labor). We also reached out to Liberal candidate Gino Potenza, however, he informed us that he was unavailable. Our meetings were a part of our ‘Meet Your Candidate’ project which intends to inform the Muslim community … Continue reading Victorian Electorate Report: Essendon