Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Greens launch campaign at a primary school

"At a campaign launch at Miramar South school today, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei and ‘Laughing Samoan’ Tofiga Fepulea’i joined with pupils to leave their colourful footprints on a banner promoting our campaign to recruit Champions to ‘take a step’ and help end child poverty.....Metiria Turei’s Income Tax (Universalisation of In-work Tax Credit) Amendment Bill is due for its first reading and would extend the tax credits to the children of beneficiary and student families.....'This isn’t about signing up to a political party. Children don’t care if your colours are green, red, blue or pink.' "

Of course this is a political campaign. It's about drumming up support for a Green bill that is highly controversial. I'm very surprised that Miramar School joined in this high profile support for Green policy.

In my experience schools won't even hire out their halls to political parties for campaign or fund-raising activities.


Matthew said...

Imagine the reaction if the Conservative Party launched a campaign at a primary school...

alwyn said...

I think you are being a bit naive in thinking schools reject ALL political parties. Labour's education announcements by Shearer the other day were in a speech at St Leonards school in West Auckland. National and ACT would no doubt be turned down. Labour and Greens will be very welcome.

James said...

I remember being dragged along to Papakura high school for Labour party meetings as a kid in the 70's.

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show that National may as well just defund the state education system - it just indoctrinates socialists.

Anyone who loves their kids sends them to private school - it really is that simple.

Anonymous said...

So throwing more money at beneficiaries will "end poverty".


Do the Greens (and Labour) want to see more people working?
If so - how does giving more money to beneficiaries HELP with that?

***Why bother*** to get off your backside when you can just sleep all day or breed your way to more money?