An Open Letter From Jacqui
Two weeks ago, Dad called me up. ‘Jac, I think we might have a problem’, he said. What’s happened since – I’m not going to lie to you, it’s been hard.
But I can handle hard. It’s the stress and pain that my dad, my staff and the people who need a voice in Parliament are feeling that hurts the most. The law is the law and it’s on me that I didn’t check my citizenship status sooner.
At the same time it’s unbelievably frustrating because I know we need change in this country. Too many people aren’t being looked after. Too many are still falling through the cracks.
I’m so appreciative of the thousands of messages of support, phone calls and donations that I have received since my resignation. Some people reckon politics is just showbiz for ugly people, but your encouragement and support is a reminder that politics really matters too.
I’ve just anounced the Jacqui Lambie Network’s candidates for Braddon, who’ll be running in the Tasmanian State Election. I couldn’t be prouder.
They’re the ones I want in the trenches, right next to me, fighting with everything they have for the people who need a strong voice: veterans, pensioners, students, young families – those who the ruling class like to pretend don’t exist.
My candidates are the kind of people the big parties have fought to keep out of Parliament and away from power. But guess what – they’re exactly the sorts of people we need.
But they won’t win without your help. Unlike other parties The Jacqui Lambie Network doesn’t take big corporate donations out of principle. We won’t be bought by big business, not now, not ever, because of this we rely on your support to take on the political establishment.
If everyone reading this donates $5, we’ll have enough to fund the state election campaign and my comeback campaign.
I can’t tell you how thankful I am for the support you’ve given me up to this point. My promise to you is that I will never stop fighting for you and Australia. Not now, not ever. We’ve got a long way to go, but we will get there.
PS: I spent years without a dollar to my name, so I know what it’s like to wonder if you’re able to make ends meet. If the difference between making rent and making a donation is $5 – don’t donate. There’s plenty of ways you can help – including something as simple as forwarding this email to a friend or relative.
PPS: People are asking me what’s next. Being your Senator has been my privilege and honour, and I don’t plan on being away for too long. As a charismatic Austrian bodybuilder/actor once said, ‘I’ll be back’.