October 03, 2023
AAAP pushes voting message
Auckland Action Against Poverty and Action Station want whānau to get out to vote.
They’re asking people to talk whānau members who mightn’t ordinarily vote about the issues at stake.
Poverty Action co-ordinator Brooke Stanley Pao says many poor people don’t trust the system so they don’t want to get involved.
She says the triple the vote strategy has been effective overseas.
“You’re the one speaking to family members about voting – it’s way more meaningful when it comes from people we know. We want to encourage people to vote this year because of what’s at stake for our communities if we have a National-ACT Government, especially for people who are experiencing poverty,” she says.
Brooke Stanley Pao is also standing as an independent in Mangere.
Early voting is now open at about 400 sites around the country.