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An Irish-style #RingYourGranny campaign has been started in Australia ahead of their marriage equality vote

With emotional results.

BACK IN 2015, one of the most memorable and heartbreaking campaigns in the lead up to the marriage equality referendum was the #RingYourGranny initiative.

It involved calling up your older relatives to have a chat about how they will vote, and recording the results to inspire others.

Source: JamesMitchellTV/YouTube

YouTubers began the movement and it was taken on by countless others under the #RingYourGranny hashtag.

Today in Australia, postal votes are being sent out to take a non-binding national poll on same sex marriage – and in the past week a #RingYourGranny campaign has been launched by the Australian Marriage Equality group.

It’s called #RingYourRellos and it’s just as tough a watch as the Irish version – the first of which has gone viral in the run-up to the vote

A second video – this time featuring a group – was released over the weekend and it’s touched so many as well

A recent poll puts the pro-marriage equality side at 70% in the country.

The #RingYourRellos videos have inspired others to reach out by text ahead of the surveys landing

hellodad Source: @coopesdetat

“You know that I am on your side always + forever”

The purpose of the vote is “to gauge support for changing Australia’s Marriage Act”, and a result is expected in November.

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