An open letter to members of local government councils and Parliament

Open letter by Buck and Joan Emberg, Co-Chairs of the Voters’ Block, Tasmanians Against the Pulpmill (TAP) to all candidates in forthcoming elections (Legislative Council, - May 09, local councils - October 09, state - March 2010, federal - 2010).

 

January 2009
TO:
Charles/Charlotte Blog MHA (all federal, state and/or local politicians and possible candidates).
FROM: 
Buck and Joan Emberg, Co-Chairs of the Voters’ Block, Tasmanians Against the Pulpmill (TAP)


Dear Ms/Mr Blog,

Do not take this letter personally, although it will probably have an effect upon you in some way, large or small.

We have monitored your voting record, as good citizens should, and can say that, for the most part, we are in basic agreement with you. For your good work we thank you.

We are also members of a group that numbers in the thousands, TAP. Our community organization has a basic goal and you know we do not support the possible pulp mill being built.

Three years ago we started the Voters’ Block which is a gathering of names from citizens who corporately state that they will not vote for any politician who supports and/or votes for the pulp mill.

The first 10,000 names came quickly. To our satisfaction, the next 10,000 came just as easily. We now approach 22,000 and will continue to gather this data. We believe 30,000 is a realistic goal.

Elections of local, state and federal significance are on the horizon. We want you to know that TAP and the signers of the Voters’ Block will be putting our best efforts to overthrow any pulp mill supporting politician or like-minded new candidate. As per the first time we entered the arena of elections, TAP feels we had some success.

This time we are five times larger and better organized...and more militant.

We harbour no ill will towards supporters of the mill. We merely think pulp mill supporters are wrong and we will use our democratic rights to remove from power any politician who favours or advocates the pulp mill.


Kind Regards,

Buck and Joan Emberg, Co-Chairs of the Voters’ Block, Tasmanians Against the Pulpmill (TAP)