It’s been a huge week for Team Sophie! Doorknocking has kicked off, flyer teams are running every day, more than 100 corflutes have gone up across the electorate and we’ve moved into our new campaign office. Sign up to volunteer now so you can join in on all the fun.
Our new campaign home, ‘Sophie HQ’ is located at 177 High Street, Kew, with access from the Woolworths car park on Athenaeum Place. The wonderful Peter Kelly has painted our office teal and placed corflutes on the balcony so you can’t miss it! The office will be open from 9 to 5 on weekdays and 10 to 4 on weekends, drop by and say ‘hello’ anytime.
Last night we celebrated the opening of Sophie HQ with our very first pizza party. It was fantastic to see so many enthusiastic supporters at our office warming and we can’t wait to transform 177 High Street into a fun and vibrant community space over the next few weeks.
A huge thanks to everyone who has donated furniture and equipment to our office for the duration of the campaign. It’s truly amazing to witness how quickly the efforts of our community can transform an empty building into a fully furnished campaign office.
We will need daily support from our fantastic volunteer team to help run Sophie’s office. Reception shifts will be on SignUpGenius very soon, so please make sure you sign up to volunteer.
If you want to send Sophie to Spring Street, we need you to sign up for doorknocking.
Doorknocking is one of the most effective methods of campaigning. Not only are you raising awareness of Sophie’s campaign, but you are also helping shape Sophie’s policy priorities through community feedback.
Doorknocking has the potential to shift thousands of votes – but only if enough people put their hands up and join the team.
If you’re nervous, or not sure if you’d be good at doorknocking, don’t worry, you don’t need to speak, you can sign up to scribe with someone more experienced, this is also a very valuable role.
Will you join Sophie's doorknocking team and sign up to volunteer?
Now that we have a campaign office, pizza nights will be held at Sophie HQ every Friday night from 6.30 PM.
Join us after work on Friday night for pizza and a drink, get the latest updates on the campaign and chat with fellow supporters.
We will also be running weekly Youth4Sophie meet-ups at Sophie HQ every Friday from 4 to 6.30 PM prior to our pizza nights. These weekly meet-ups will provide an opportunity for young people to have an important role in our campaign, share their views with Sophie, have lots of fun and create TikToks for the campaign.
If you’re 16-25, we hope to see you at our first Youth4Sophie meet-up this Friday.
Our new office is a fantastic space and we’re absolutely delighted with our new home. We now need your help to ensure we can keep Sophie HQ for the duration of our campaign.
We are only $9,600 away from our $20,000 office fundraiser goal.
Thanks for your continued support of Sophie’s campaign, I hope to see you out there doorknocking this week!