July 20, 2020
Greens’ co-founder remembered
The Green Party, whānau and friends will this afternoon remember the partry’s co-founder, Jeanette Fitzsimons.
Co-leader Marama Davidson says because her death in March came just before the COVID-19 lockdown, the memorial service was delayed until now.
She says Ms Fitzsimons had a huge influence on her own political philosophy, and she treasures the memory of sitting with her by the river on her Coromandel farm shortly before she died.
"It was a real privilege to have that moment with her and she really impressed on me it's letting people know how hard the Greens are fighting for all the things we stand up for. That is something she left with me in particular that I will continue to take through politics and through life, actually," Ms Davidson says.
The memorial service for Jeanette Fitzsimons is at St Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington from 2pm and features speeches from former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei, former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown, Green Party MP Gareth Hughes, former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr. Morgan Williams, and other distinguished colleagues and friends.
The memorial will be publically live streamed online at https://www.greens.org.nz/live_stream_jeanette_memorial from 2pm.
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