Instructions for directing your social media post to your local electorate candidates
Find out what Federal electorate you are in.
Search by locality, suburb or postcode on the AEC website.
Once you know the name of the Federal electorate you are in, look it up on this Wikipedia page.
Listed are the candidates for each political party running in your electorate.
Search the names of your local candidates on Facebook and Instagram to find out what their @handle is.
Follow the instructions below to post on Instagram and Facebook.
Make sure you @ tag your local candidates so they get a notification. Also include the hashtag #istandfortheplanet so they know what you are campaigning for.
Our suggested caption is:
We need strong leadership on climate change @localcandidateA and @localcandidateB. Our future depends on it! #istandfortheplanet
How to screenshot and repost on Instagram
Go to our latest post on Instagram, and take a screenshot with your phone.
iPhone 8 plus and earlier: Press down on the home and lock buttons simultaneously until your screen flashes.
iPhone X and later: Press down on the home and volume up buttons simultaneously until your screen flashes.
For Android: Press down on the sleep/wake and volume down buttons simultaneously until your screen flashes.
Keep in mind that your phone will take a screenshot of everything on your screen, not just the photo you want to repost. So, be prepared to crop the sides of the screenshot in Instagram to capture just the image you want to share with your followers.
Write the caption and hit share.
Make sure you @ tag your local candidates when you share the post so they get a notification. Also include the hashtag #istandfortheplanet so they know what you are campaigning for.
How to tag someone on Facebook
To tag somebody in a post, start by typing the ‘@’ symbol followed by their Facebook name.
Facebook will try to recommend your good friends from your friends list initially then other Facebook names that match exactly what you're typing.
A little sweetener
If you need a bit more of an incentive we are giving a $50 Koskela voucher to a person who has posted with the hashtag #istandfortheplanet. Winners will be selected randomly and we will give away a voucher every week in the lead up to the election.