Participants, their carers, family, friends and even providers and support workers have been urged to get behind the National Day of NDIS Action on Thursday, April 28.
Anyone who is involved in the disability sector has been asked to make a noise and help defend and protect the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by either creating their own event or joining in another - and with a federal election looming, a day of action is vital.
The federal election is on May 21, and Every Australian Counts (EAC), the organisation behind this national campaign, claims the more voices the sector has, the louder it will be and the more politicians will have to listen to the stories which highlight the sorry state of the scheme and the fear, challenges and worry surrounding it.
EAC is the grassroots campaign that fought for the introduction of the NDIS – and won. It is a community of hundreds of thousands of people with disability, their families and carers and those who support them, all working together to fight for a fair go for Australians with disability.
That’s why the AEC wants you, your family and friends to get involved by holding an event on April 28, contacting the media, or talking to your local MP or candidates to defend, save and protect the NDIS.
The more people who get involved, the better.
To find out how you can add your voice, head to https://everyaustraliancounts.com.au/election-events/ and check out the events closest to you.
The AEC wants to ensure your concerns about the NDIS are heard loud and clear all across the country. So that each and every politician asking for your vote knows the NDIS needs action – urgently.
But the organisation also knows that people living with disability, families, advocates and workers have had a really exhausting few years, and everyone has different things to offer, so they are offering options so everyone can get involved in the way that works best for them
Can’t make it to a planned event on April 28? Then there are other ways to join the fight. You can:
Take action on NDIS cuts and appeals
There are far too many people with stories about NDIS cuts and appeals. The AEC wants to hear directly from you. The more people tell their story, the harder it is for politicians to ignore this problem. Share your NDIS cuts and appeals stories with the AEC here.
Buy a T-shirt or sticker to show your support
Buy a supportive T-shirt from the AEC. The organisation wants this campaign to be as loud and proud as possible, but they can’t do that without you! Check out the AEC’s online shop to find T-shirts and stickers to support the campaign and let everyone know you’re helping to defend our NDIS this election.
Share our social media content
Share social media content (the AEC’s are at Facebook and Twitter) with your friends and followers to help the AEC reach more people. Use the #NDIS and #DefendOurNDIS hashtags to help us all make a big impact together.
Create your own event
Here’s a few ideas to help you get started on your own Day of Action event on Thursday, April 28:
These are just some really simple actions that would make a really big difference between now and the election but especially on April 28.
Everyone involved in the sector has to do something to make the politicians stand up and take notice of the sorry state of the NDIS.
Be loud. Be heard. Take action. Make the politicians listen.