As time winds down before Australia's March 20th elections, Gamers4Croydon continues to up its presence.
The group issued a call to arms announcement via its Steam Community presence, in which it outlines its policies, candidates and how to vote for the group’s candidates. G4C urged people to forward the posting to as many of their friends and acquaintances as possible.
A section from the communiqué:
It's time to engage in the political process and send a strong message about the type of politician you want to see in parliament. It's time to hold government accountable. It's time to change the face of Australian gaming by changing the face of Australian politics.
Gamers4Croydon is also hosting a rally tomorrow (March 16) at 12:30PM in front of the Parliament house in Adelaide. The organization says that it hopes to reap some media coverage from the event “for once.”
Additionally, the South Australian Gamers4Croydon Constitution (PDF) has been released. Entry number one in the document is “Don’t be a dick.” Another point notes that “Tiberium” is not the answer and draws attention to the G4C mandate or preserving and conserving the environment. Tiberium is a staple of the Command & Conquer series of games, where it appears as a (fictional) substance essential to the game’s plot.
Another section, centered on lying, offers:
34. If you can think of a lie, a politician, somewhere, has told it.
a. If not, someone, somewhere, will.
b. Don’t be one of these people.
c. This applies to dealings within, or related to, the Party.
d. The cake is a lie.
The rest of the document is presented in a straight manner and outlines how the party will operate going forward.