“All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Burke
“When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail” – Pearl S. Buck
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing” – Albert Einstein
“Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety” – Ben Franklin
GetUp is a new political movement to build a more progressive Australia.
GetUp brings together like-minded people who want to bring participation back into our democracy. GetUp members use the latest online tools to act on the most important issues facing the country.
After a decade of conservative government, our country has changed. Millions of Australians don’t like the direction we’ve been heading. On 9 August 2005 the Coalition Government took control of the Senate. It now has more power than any government in a generation.
The other political parties aren’t providing a strong opposition, and the media is dominated by a handful of right-wing voices. People need to take politics into their own hands. GetUpprovides them with a way to do this. GetUp members are building a ground-up movement of Australians who want to act, not just complain.
GetUp members take action. By signing up for updates, GetUp members will receive emails alerting them to new campaigns and providing ways of taking effective action. Whether it is sending an email to a member of parliament, calling a talk back radio station, or helping to get a television ad on the air, GetUp members will always be asked to take targeted, coordinated and effective action.
All you have to do to get involved is sign up to get email action updates from GetUp. It doesn’t cost anything to join GetUp, and members can join and leave as they wish.
GetUp communicates with the members through email. When you sign up for updates they will ask for an email address and some basic information about where you live. They need this information to help provide specific local opportunities for you to get active.
Finally GetUp brings together progressive people from all political backgrounds and parties, but is independent of all parties and receives no government funding.