On the Campaign Trail with Cathy
Posted August 16, 2013
Cathy is a persistent campaigner and Wednesday was no different. The first activity was a visit to Wodonga’s St Stephens Church and Uniting Care to talk about welfare issues facing residents in this region. Access to food is a major issue. Uniting Care, to June this year, has already distributed over 96,000 meals.
Following a quick lunch it was off to Tallangatta to meet business owners and residents. While the wintery weather meant that there were not many people out and about, it was a great opportunity to discuss the campaign and local concerns. Many people had heard of Cathy and the interest in her campaign was strong.
Last stop was the Charles Sturt University Food Security forum where Cathy was a speaker along with a few academics and candidates for the seat of Indi and Farrar. There was plenty opinions about the future of food security in Australia:- from the global perspective covering market demand and production to the local ‘welfare’ definition of food security.
A great spread of local food awaited everyone when the forum was over. This was all captured on Cathy’s twitter feed. Cathy said it was wonderful to see the sea of supporters in the audience in their t-shirts and wearing badges so thanks to everyone who was able to come along.
Media wise, the day started off with Cam Klose on local and state ABC news talking about the Crowd Funding project that has just been launched for the campaign. This interview was also reported on the 12 midday news so the whole story has provided great coverage for this aspect of the campaign. As a result, the Herald Sun rang Cathy and wanted to do an interview about the campaign so that should soon be in the paper. Good media in the Border and supportive letters continues to generate a buz and improve knowledge of Cathy out there on the stumps.
We do have a photo of cathy with a cute baby but no kissing!