How does my Action Group relate to the rest of the GetUp movement?
GetUp is a huge community of over 1 million members, and we’re a diverse movement. You should be careful to avoid language that suggests that you or your Action Group speaks on behalf of GetUp as a whole - rather, you’re speaking on behalf of your local group only. It's also important that you do represent GetUp positively in your local electorate. If you’re thinking of contacting local media, or you’d like assistance in responding, get in touch with the State Support Team for advice!
What does this mean in practice?
If you’re talking to a local representative or at a public event, you could say “As a member of GetUp and a coordinator of GetUp Grayndler, I believe..” or “Our local action group GetUp Macarthur is organising...”
If you’re requesting an MP meeting or writing a local media release, you could describe your group as: “The North Sydney GetUp Group is a local member-led group made up of 25 GetUp members who live in the federal electorate of North Sydney...”