We did it!
Thanks to you we have nearly 2200 signatures and received over $8,200 in donations - an amazing response!
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.
We CAN change our politicians behaviour, if we make our point clearly and with more intensity than they were expecting. A full page ad in the Herald costs about $7500. If you want to help get our message across loud and clear, you can chip-in to help get the biggest ad we can! Every little bit helps, even $1.
Chip in to fund our letter using the form on the right (or by direct transfer, our bank details are below) and become a champion for democracy - 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.
If you can’t chip in, it would still be awesome if you could add your name to our open letter here: www.actionstation.org.nz/support_democracy_letter
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