Meet Cindi Chwang - Queensland Organiser
Back when I was at uni, my friends and I would talk for hours about economic, racial and gender inequalities and wax lyrical about what we would do differently from the fat cats squeezing us dry. The feeling of not having the power to make real, concrete changes was something that bothered me tremendously.
I had been signing GetUp petitions online, but then I was asked to help handout GetUp scorecards on election day in 2013. It was a tremendously positive experience for me to be able to talk to people face-to-face, and know that I was making a difference. In the 2016 election, I had the opportunity to make calls to voters in Peter Dutton’s electorate of Dickson. I was so excited to be doing something practical and impactful that I started going to virtually every single phone bank!
After the 2016 election, I had the opportunity to get trained as a GetUp trainer. It was an eye-opening experience to learn the strategy and theory, get to know other members, and see how we all fit as an organisation and community. Now I am excited to be one of the community organisers here in Queensland and to bring this amazing learning experience to our Queensland members as well. I think that GetUp empowers people to make real change and is a platform to get our voices heard. I am very proud to be a part of this movement.