If you are a member, ex-member, or supporter of the Labor Party, we need your help in renewing the NSW branch of the Australian Labor Party.
For too long power in our Party has been increasingly centralised in the hands of professional political operators and politicians. The role of members in both developing policy and in fighting campaigns has been continually undermined.
As a result of this trend our Party’s good name has been dragged through the mud and, worst of all, our core values of fighting for a fairer and more progressive society have been too often cast aside.
It’s time that rank and file members organise to take our Party back and renew the Labor movement from the bottom up. Together, democracy can be returned to our Party’s structure, and give our millions of supporters and volunteers a reason to believe in and contribute to the Labor Party again.
You are invited to attend a meeting of rank and file Labor Party members to be held at 1:30 for a 2pm start, Saturday April 2nd, at the Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills.
The purpose of this meeting is to:
- Bring together grassroots Labor members, ex-members and supporters
- Endorse motions in support of greater rank and file control of the NSW ALP, including the recommendations of the 2010 federal campaign review
- Discuss our plan for how we will take our Party back
Together we will rebuild our Party, please come to the meeting this Saturday to help start the process.
Please pass this message on.
Yours for Labor,
Glenda Gartrell, Willoughby Castlecrag branch member; Neil Reilly, Kiama Labor Councillor, President Kiama ALP Branch and Gilmore FEC; Don McGregor, Katoomba Branch President; Darcy Byrne, Leichhardt Labor Councillor; Ben Aveling, Alexandria Branch Secretary; Phil Drew, Rank and file member Leichhardt Branch; Lucille McKenna, Ashfield Labor Councillor; Ben Karalus, Leichhardt Branch President; Michael Johnston, Summer Hill Branch President; Rory O’Connell, Ashfield Branch President; Nic Wright, Willoughby Castlecrag Branch Secretary; John McCutcheon, Kiama Senior Vice President; Lyndal Howison, Leichhardt Labor Councillor; Margaret Atkin, Kuring-gai Branch member; Mark Drury, Ashfield Council and Secretary Ashfield Branch; Catherine Welch, Assistant Secretary, Alexandria Branch; Darren Whitaker, Surry Hills branch member; Chris Osborne, Swansea branch member.