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The colourful #EqualityCalling Phone Booth will be one of the attractions at this year's Mardi Gras Fair Day, set to be held on Sunday February 22 from 10.00am to 8.00pm. It's aim is to give supporters of marriage equality a voice by recording messages that will be passed on to federal politicians.

The booth is part of Ben & Jerry's long-standing equality campaign called 'Say I DOugh'. It is also a response to a claim that the lack of phone calls to politicians about the issue of marriage equality suggests it's not important to constituents.

Kalli Swaik, the brand champion for Ben & Jerry's, explains; "As a social justice company, we're immensely proud to support an issue that embodies so many of our core values. We champion equality above all else, believing that everyone in a loving relationship should be able to celebrate their commitment to each other in marriage, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

"To make marriage equality a reality in Australia, we need to make our collective community's voices heard, and that is exactly what our Equality Calling hotline will do. We hope that MPs will listen to their constituents on the importance of marriage equality when the Marriage Equality conscience vote is called later this year. We believe 2015 is the year we can create change."

If you can't make it to the Mardi Gras Fair Day but still want to show your support for this cause, you can record a message by calling 1300 663 679. This line will remain open indefinitely.
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Why? Let your support of marriage equality be heard
When: Sunday February 22, 10.00am to 8.00pm
Phone: 1300 663 679
Where: Mardi Gras Fair Day at Victoria Park
Cost: Free
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