Pro-choice anti mandate Logan businesses to unite this Wednesday

Pro-choice anti mandate Logan businesses to unite this Wednesday

The Pro-Choice Anti Mandate Logan group is hosting a town hall meeting on Wednesday 8 December to discuss their concerns about the detrimental impact the covid vaccination mandate will have on businesses, staff, customers, and residents from December 17.

650 business owners and locals will meet from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Hosanna in Logan City for a night of speeches and Q&A, with more people joining via live-stream.

Guest speakers include Queensland senator Pauline Hanson, former premier and senate candidate Campbell Newman, and a Covid Medical Network doctor who will be sharing their concerns for Logan residents and business owners.

Event organising team spokesman David Pellowe from Hunni Media said the Pro-Choice Anti Mandate business owners felt it was illiberal and un-Australian to have a mandate that created a discriminated and segregated society.

“Discrimination is something that we ended in our society a long time ago and something that we fight against, and they don’t want a part of it,” he said.

Business owners were particularly concerned about being asked to yet again enforce the government’s rules against their customers and cause further damage to their businesses.

“What they are doing is creating PR burdens, marketing burdens, brand damage, and bad faith,” he said.

“The government is actively eroding the goodwill that many businesses have with their customer base; even before these are implemented people are seeing a downturn of foot traffic into their businesses.”

Mr Pellowe said businesses were also ill-equipped to handle the work the government was requiring them to do.

“There’s no compensation for all of the hours that governments require business owners to conduct on their behalf, and this is going to be a huge extra strain on human resources for just about every business,” he said.

Mr Pellowe said Logan businesses were working together as a team to make the united voice of concerned Logan businesses heard.

“One of the things we’re impressed by is how well this event is coming together,” he said.

“The business owners in Logan are very united.”

Mr Pellowe said the meeting was not against Covid vaccines, but against the government mandating vaccinations.

“At this meeting, we’re not debating the science … many people will be there who have been vaccinated with the covid vax,” he said.

“The only thing we are focusing on and debating is the effectiveness and morality of mandates.”

Local band Sex and Chocolate, whose career would be ended by the mandate, will perform the national anthem and speak about the impact of the mandate on the entertainment industry.

The event will be live-streamed for anyone to view from home via Facebook, and less than 50 tickets remain on the website.

The Pro-Choice Anti Mandate Logan group first started when How We Roll Hangi owner Kylie Lowery invited business owners with concerns about the mandate to meet with her in Loganlea.

She expected to attract 20-30 people and was surprised when over 200 business owners turned up.

“That was with one day’s notice,” Mr Pellowe said.

The Pro-Choice Anti Mandate Logan City Queensland Facebook page was created and has since attracted over 2000 followers on Facebook.

There will also be a petition against the mandate after the event on the Logan business website and on their Facebook page. 

 

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