Green Party kick-start campaign to put the heart back into our social support system

The Green Party is launching a campaign in Auckland to put the heart back into our social support system, so that no one gets left behind, and are urging the community to get involved and come along. 

The Green Party is launching a campaign in Auckland to put the heart back into our social support system, so that no one gets left behind, and are urging the community to get involved and come along. 

Launches will take place across the country, kick-starting in Auckland, then heading to Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch. 

The launch in Auckland will include talks by a variety of community leaders currently working to reduce poverty in Aotearoa, and will include a speech by Green Co-leader Marama Davidson, with MCing by Green MP Jan Logie. 

“We are officially kick-starting our campaign to finally put the heart back into our social support system”, Green Co-leader Marama Davidson said. 

“For decades, successive Governments have allowed our social safety net to stagnate and have also deliberately eroded it, meaning individuals, families and children don’t have enough and Kiwis moving in and out of work are worse off. 

“This has resulted in entrenched disadvantage, particularly felt among Māori and Pasifika communities, by women, and by people with disabilities. We now have an increasingly unhappy society not flourishing as we should. 

“Our confidence and supply agreement commits this government to transform our welfare system. We want as many people as possible to be a part of that conversation, and to put the heart back into our social support system,” Green MP Jan Logie said. 

“We want to hear from locals in Auckland and beyond about how removing sanctions and increases in support would help, so that everyone can lead a good life. We want the community to get involved and tautoko this historic opportunity. 

“We must work towards an Aotearoa where everyone has enough and lives a decent life. It’s time that we worked together to make this a reality”.

 

Action

Virtual Events

We have activists across Aotearoa / New Zealand who are working hard to build a brighter future for our kids and grandkids. This page lists upcomin...
Take Action

Action

It's time to pay our essential workers a dignified wage

Our essential workers are the heroes getting us through the COVID-19 crisis, yet for too long they’ve been...
Take Action

Action

Join our call to stop funding fossil fuels!

We need to remove all public money managed by the Government from climate-changing fossil fuel industries.
Take Action

Action

Support our Climate Action Plan for bigger bolder climate action

We agree with all five of the School Strike for Climate's demands. Read more and sign the petition.
Take Action

Action

Show your support to end housing inequality

Our essential workers are the heroes getting us through the COVID-19 crisis, yet for too long they’ve been undervalued and many barely....
Take Action

Latest State Services Announcements

Story

ACC must show leadership on climate change

As the largest publicly owned investor in New Zealand, the ACC board should divest from fossil fuels, demonstrating our leadership role on climate ...
Read More

Story

Green Party welcome Government coming on board with proactive release of Ministerial diaries

The Green Party warmly welcome Government Ministers proactively releasing their Ministerial diaries from February 2019.
Read More

Story

New review needed into Ministers’ actions in Malaysian diplomat case

The Green Party is calling for a comprehensive review into what involvement, if any, Cabinet Ministers had in the decision to allow a Malaysian dip...
Read More