Voices for Indi has a compelling and important story to tell about everyday people from communities in Indi mobilising at a grassroots level and claiming back their power in our democracy. In 2022 it will be 10 years since Indi first went ‘maverick’ electing community independent Cathy McGowan. So much has happened since then as Indi has continued to make history, putting people back in to politics. We want to mark this milestone by writing a book.
The book will be written by many of those closely involved with Voices for Indi and will go behind the scenes of the three successful election campaigns 2013, 2016 and 2019. It will look at how and why the community got involved leading to over 1700 people volunteering in Helen Haines’ 2019 successful campaign. Cathy McGowan and Helen Haines will both contribute a chapter. Laneway Press will assist us to publish but we need to raise $40,000 to cover costs. No authors will be paid -they are all volunteering!
The book will also provide information and inspiration to the many other communities around Australia now seeking to emulate what happened in Indi.
You can donate at chuffed.org/project/v4ibookfunder