Greens kick off Senate campaign with 250 supporters

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Today the ACT Greens kicked off their Senate campaign with 250 supporters, former leader of the Australian Greens Christine Milne, Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury and ACT Greens Senate candidate Christina Hobbs.

“I have spent the last few months talking to thousands of Canberrans who do not feel represented in the Senate by the Liberal or Labor parties,” said Senate candidate Christina Hobbs.

“Zed Seselja represents the opposite of what most Canberrans support. He has campaigned against action on global warming, against marriage equality and against the laws that protect our community from racial discrimination.”

“Canberra is one of the most progressive places in the country. It is not well represented by a man whose views belong in the last century. That’s why I am so excited to be running for the only party with the courage to welcome people who seek our help, to take strong action on global warming and to embrace the clean energy economy of the future,” said Ms Hobbs.

“The community is calling for a different type of politics. Canberrans are sick of the short-sighted, narrow-minded, regressive politics of the Federal Liberal and Labor parties,” said Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury.

“The Greens have lead the country on clean energy, on marriage equality, on dying with dignity and medicinal cannabis. It’s time for Canberra to be represented in the Senate, and Christina is in a fantastic position to do that,” said Mr Rattenbury.

Over two hundred supporters attended the ACT Greens’ campaign kick off this afternoon and already volunteers have knocked on over 2000 doors across the Territory.

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