Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) is proud to have launched #FactNotFiction at a community state pre-election forum held on the evening of November 15 2018.

Cr Kris Pavlidis Chairperson of the ECCV stated “The ECCV thanks the State Labor Government for their generous support of this new anti- racism leadership initiative.”

Now, more than ever, we need to take a strong stance against racism and continue to celebrate the goodness and diversity that lives within our community and is integral to our neighbourhoods.

We need to stand up for what we know to be facts. We must call out the harmful misinformation that is being used to divide our neighbours, our colleagues, team mates and our community. We need to back each other and continue to work collaboratively in an environment that continues to promote social cohesion. Now is the time for facts not fiction. We are joining with Colour Code #NoRacismInPolitics to build a more inclusive, stronger and harmonious Victoria.

We call on our all our political leaders to make statements based on rigorous evidence and not play to populist prejudices. We can and we must do better.“

To join the #FactNotFiction campaign, please sign our petition click here

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For media contacts:

Chairperson, Cr Kris Pavlidis

Acting Executive Officer Jill Morgan AM