We did it!
Thanks to you we have nearly 2200 signatures and received over $8,200 in donations - an amazing response!
If you want to keep pressure on, sign our petition calling for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the state of our democracy.
For much of the past month, media coverage of our upcoming election has centred on the revelations in Nicky Hager's book 'Dirty Politics'. It reveals how some of our elected representatives used attack politics to undermine senior civil servants, opposition MPs and academics who disagreed with Government policy.
Dirty Politics is a stark reminder of the extent to which democratic checks and balances have been eroded in our country. That's where we step in. It's time to call our political leaders to account on how they will fix this.
Next week - with your help - we want to run a print ad in the NZ Herald. The ad will be a declaration of determination, an open letter to to all political parties, telling them we expect better from them and are going to fight for our democracy.
Add your signature to the letter - we'll be printing boldly and clearly in the ad exactly how many New Zealanders added their voice and the more of us there are, they more impact we'll have.
We CAN shift our politicians behaviour and change this trend, if we make our point clearly and with more intensity than they were expecting.
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Or click here for the text.