We are writing to ask you to attend a protest this Friday against the decision of the NSW ALP Administrative Committee to appoint candidates to replace Eddie Obeid and John Hatzistergos as members of the NSW Legislative Assembly.
Recently more than twenty branches have passed motions calling for more direct democracy in our party. Instead of heeding this call, or allowing these vacancies to be voted on by delegates at the State Conference in July, the Administrative Committee are planning on appointing their chosen candidates behind closed doors immediately after the close of nominations.
It is important that rank and file members stand up against this sort of backroom deal and demand far reaching reforms at the upcoming conference. To this end we will be holding a protest outside the party’s headquarters in Sussex Street this Friday at 3:00pm while the administrative committee are meeting inside.
Please come along to the protest this Friday to help build momentum for Labor renewal and forward this invite on to other rank and file members and ask them to come along too!
Protest rally for Labor reform:
Where: Outside NSW ALP headquarters, 377 – 383 Sussex Street, Sydney
When: Friday, May 20 at 2:30 for 3:00pm (while the Admin Committee are meeting)
See you there,
The Our ALP team