It’s been just over a week since Huw announced his intention to run as an Independent candidate in the upcoming election, and he has hit the ground running with a busy, productive week!
Huw has been out and about in Hume, with a stall at both the Boorowa and Goulburn shows and enjoying the hospitality of both towns. He was able to meet and chat to many locals and was grateful to all who shared their stories and priorities for the electorate (and the country) in the upcoming election. These are the voices Huw wants to hear in the lead up to the Federal election in May.
This week Huw returns to Goulburn to have deeper discussions with locals on the issues that are key for Goulburn and the surrounding areas, before heading to the Taralga Show on Saturday. The Taralga Show is set to be another great day highlighting the incredible agricultural industries we have in our electorate.
Huw will also be racing on two wheels around the Wingello State Forest this Sunday as part of the annual Willo Endurance mountain bike race, an event he has taken part in most years since it began in 2011. The Willo, which attracts some 500 riders, is always a great event for riders and spectators alike, so consider coming out to the forest on Sunday! Huw was the driving force behind the building of the Wingello trails which are much loved by riders from across Australia.
There has been a great deal of media interest in Huw’s candidacy over the past week, particularly across our electorate. Locally, the Boorowa News, Goulburn Post, Southern Highlands News, Latte Life, ABC Illawarra and Radio 2ST have all run stories showing enthusiasm for a new hat being thrown into the Federal election ring. Nationally, The Guardian and Saturday Paper have covered Huw and several other Independents who will be trying to disrupt the status quo in “safe” Liberal seats in rural areas, most of whom are also running on a platform of strong action on climate change. As Huw believes, there is clearly a climate for change around this election.
Huw understands the uphill battle ahead. Huw4Hume is a genuinely grassroots campaign - we are staffed only by volunteers and rely entirely on donations from supporters.
Over the next 2 months we need to make contact with the 107,000 or so voters in Hume, and we need to raise at least $150,000 to fund those visibility efforts. We need YOU to help us to make this happen! We are looking for people who are able to letterbox drop in their local area in April and May, and hand-out flyers at early voter booths as well as on election day. There are many other roles to help so if you are able to spend a bit of time on the campaign, please register your interest on the www.huw4hume.com.au website. Here you will also find a ‘Donate’ button, should you be able to help fund Huw’s campaign for Hume. Thank you to those who have already donated - your support is invaluable!
Thanks for your interest.