NSW Election on 23 March 2019
Voluntary Euthanasia Party to contest upper house seats
With only weeks to go to the NSW Election on 23 March, our campaign is in full swing. Lead Candidate, Shayne Higson is on the hustings and we have finalised a list of 16 candidates for the Upper House Ballot. Click here to see our 2019 NSW Election Candidates.
Recent polling shows that 82% of NSW residents want an assisted dying law but our elected representatives continue to ignore the community on this important issue. To make them take notice, please VOTE 1 for the Voluntary Euthanasia Party on the upper house ballot paper on 23 March 2019.
If enough voters give us just one vote, just this once, we can focus on getting this legislation passed.
"Just one vote. Just this once."
DONATIONS URGENTLY NEEDED
Can you help fund our campaign? We still need $5,000 to meet our campaign target of $60,000 so that we can spread our message as far as possible. Use this link to donate now
WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS
Can you give some time to hand out How To Vote cards on Election Day. With limited funds, we need grassroots helpers. If you can spare a few hours please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use this link: volunteer now
Shayne Higson is an experienced candidate, having run as a VEP candidate in four elections over the past five years, at state and federal levels. Between elections Shayne has continued to work tirelessly on the campaign to legalise voluntary assisted dying (VAD) in roles with Dying With Dignity NSW, Go Gentle Australia and Dying with Dignity WA.
“The 2019 NSW Election will be my fifth election campaign for the VEP and it will be the most important one. Just over one year ago, we saw the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill fail to pass in the NSW upper house by a single vote. If we can win just one seat in the upper house, it could make all the difference when the next VAD bill is debated in the NSW Parliament,” said Shayne.
Within weeks of the narrow defeat in NSW, the Victorian Parliament passed its own Voluntary Assisted Dying law, which will come into effect in June 2019.
UNDERSTANDING THE NSW VOTING SYSTEM - ITS COMPLICATED .....
The way that candidates are elected to parliaments can be confusing because there are different systems in various states and alsoat the federal level. We have prepared a guide to help you understand the voting system that will be used for the NSW State Election on 23 March 2019 so you can make your vote count. Click here to have a look: Understanding The NSW Voting System
HOW TO USE YOUR VOTE TO HELP PASS VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING LAWS IN NSW