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  • Writer's pictureGregory Andrews

#ClimateHungerStrike Update

Dear Supporters,

Thank you so so much for your support. Every time I get an email or SMS, another petition signature, a visitor, hug or a handshake, or a "Good on Ya Mate" yell out the window, it keeps me going. I can tell my body has gone into starvation mode and is slowing down. I have to be careful walking and it's getting harder to talk without getting puffed. But weight lose rate has slowed down and my big sister Allison arrived yesterday. She will be sitting with me for the next few days as my "sister spokesperson". That will save my breath.

My 83 year old Mum would be here with me too if she could. She calls and sends messages everyday. This is what she wrote yesterday:

Dear Greg, You are doing what the rest of us can just think about. VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU. IT JUST STUNS MY BRAIN that you can keep it going like this.

LOVE MUM 😍😍😍😍😍🐕‍🦺🐕‍🦺🐕‍🦺🐕‍🦺

I'm getting a bit emotional. But if you see me crying know they're good tears. Tears of hope. And tears of strength. I know so many Australians want better from the people we've elected. Yesterday James, a Year 6 boy from a local school in Canberra, came with a home-made sign and wanted a selfie. That made me cry. It's for James and all Aussie kids that I'm doing this. I don't want to be on this #ClimateHungerStrike. But there's no other choice.

I might be slow, but I am strong. I determined and won't give up. Tomorrow our Prime Minister and all the other politicians will be back here at Parliament House. I hope they've already heard about me. I hope they can come out and see me. I suppose that will be a test of their character and commitment to all of us as Australias. I wrote and sent this letter to Albo yesterday. I hope he understands. I want him to show the bravery and commitment on climate that he did on the Voice.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I might be only person on the lawns of Parliament House on a #ClimateHungerStrike. But when it comes to impending climate collapse, we are all in it together. I'm not alone. 🙏🏽

Finally, please help me get more signatures on my petition. Share this email or the link to my petition with as many people as you can and ask them to sign it. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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