Climate Conversations was fortunate to be there for the delivery - Mr Drum wasn't at his Shepparton electorate office and so the letter was left with his staff.
This is what the letter said:
Dear Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum,
We, the undersigned, are calling on you to stand up for the farmers of Nicholls by supporting strong action on climate in regional Australia.
Farmers and regional communities stand to benefit from the transition to a low-carbon future. Nicholls is no exception.
Over the next 30 years, we are going to spend an estimated $1 million on our electricity systems, which open up massive economic opportunities for our regional areas. With support, farmers and their communities can also benefit from biodiversity, stewardship, sequestering carbon in trees and soil, hosting renewables and more.
Right now the EU is drafting legislation that will penalise Australia’s farmers over climate inaction.
This is why we need you to show your support for the phasing out of coal-fired power plants in Australia, as well as have a strong net-zero target and support farmers in reducing their on-farm emissions.
Farmers in Nicholls are depending on you.
The letter was signed by about 30 people, including many from the Goulburn Valley.
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