Have you ever clicked on an online petition and wondered whether it worked?
In 2016, GetUp, a digital campaign organisation best known for its online petitions and email campaigns, decided to go offline. They came up with a strategy to remove extreme conservative politicians from the Australian parliament. One of the places they went to was the electorate of Bass in northern Tasmania, a seat not known for being welcoming to out-of-towners.
What did they do and how did they do it? GetUp has been condemned by many for the campaign they ran. In episode 9 of the ChangeMakers Podcast, they talk openly about its strengths and weaknesses.
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