There are 5 reasons why anyone identifying as Left with a capital L should consider casting their party vote for Internet MANA this election.
1 – Feed the Kids: There is no excuses now that National have flirted with the idea of blowing $500million a year on tax cuts that will amount to an extra block of cheese each week, to not fund MANAs Feed the Kids policy. At $100million per year, every hungry kid in every poor school would get fed. Feeding hungry children would have more of an impact to lift the poorest out of need than any other single policy we could adopt. The inequality in our country is simply not acceptable and we must make immediate amends on that front. To blame the parents and tie hungry children to their inability to feed them is a selfish trick to deny any obligation from wider society. It’s a false assertion in the first place, the pittance paid to those on the bottom of the heap is designed to keep them hungry. It’s not Social welfare, it’s social punishment.
That could be alleviated immediately by feeding hungry kids in the poorest schools. We can do this, we should do this, we must do this.
Reasons 2, 3, 4 and 5 are Hone Harawira, Laila Harre, Annette Sykes and John Minto. If you are Left with a capital L, the idea of 4 of NZs leading civil rights activists and politicians all being in Parliament is possibly one of the most exciting events for progressive politics this country has ever seen. The force for change those 4 could generate inside the House alongside an ongoing campaign to stamp out child poverty in 5 years is worth getting up for every day for.
Advance voting is now 118,975 compared to 46 306 this time last election. Vote today.