A little bit of context
Yingiya and Ian are both Independent candidates for the Northern Territory Election in August 2020. As Independents, they have very little financial backing and require the support of those who want to see Independent Aboriginal voices in the Parliament.
Yingiya is the current Member for Nhulunbuy (soon to be named Mulka) and is running for re election.
Ian Gumbula will run for the electorate of Arnhem
But there’s a problem
Both of these seats are large remote electorates and remote polling begins up to two weeks before the election day. Candidates need to travel to communtiies and homelands towns that can be large distances apart. The Electoral polling team often fly to 4 homeland towns a day, and to keep up candidates must charter planes.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
In order to ensure these Aboriginal candidates have a chance of competing against the large parties we need your help to fund their campaigns.
You can join us
Each candidate needs a minimum of $25 000 to be competitive. This is much smaller than the major parties who have access to hundreds of thousands of dollars. With your help we can raise these funds.
Donations to this fundraiser will be split equally between both candidates.
And here’s some amazing perks for supporting us that you can’t live without
For those who can support this campaign with a donation of $500 or more we will provide an Official Campaign Hoody with the Yolngu letterstick as seen on the website - www. yingiya.net.