Twelve branches (and rising) sign up to ALP grassroots campaign for Senate vote

Open Labor, Local Labor and the Independents are calling on the Victorian ALP to give ordinary party members 50 per cent of the vote in preselections for the Senate and the State Upper House. The three groups are signing up party branches to support the campaign for greater party democracy.
 
Last week the Albert Park branch unanimously passed two motions supporting the campaign. A star-studded meeting was attended by former Minister and Federal Opposition Leader Simon Crean, senior state minister Martin Foley and former Victorian Education and Planning Minister Mary Delahunty. Twelve branches are now supporting the campaign. They are: 
 
Albert Park
Bacchus Marsh
Bentleigh
Clayton South
Elsternwick
Glenroy
Kilmore
Kyneton
Newport
Pascoe Vale
Strathmore
Woodend