Your Voice Election 2017
Welcome to Your Voice Election 2017. This is your opportunity to speak out against how the neoliberal welfare state has hurt you and continues to hurt you.
This is your chance to let the rest of New Zealand know as they enter the voting booths in 2017, that the punitive, spiteful and damaging social welfare policies of WINZ, Housing NZ, Corrections, Parole, Ministry of Social Development and CYFs really are to every day New Zealanders.
There are almost 300 000 beneficiaries in New Zealand, yet their voice and true political muscle are ignored and forgotten. The Daily Blog offers you a chance to take back some mana and have the empowerment of a platform that will amplify your truth.
One of the shocking things I have found when talking to beneficiaries, prisoners and people requiring Government assistance of any kind is the level of fear so many feel about being able to step up and criticise the terrible service and polices they are forced to endure.
That’s why we are offering to provide you with a platform for your voice while hiding your identity.
Use the form provided here to contact us with your story of how the policies of WINZ, Housing NZ, Corrections, Parole, Ministry of Social Development and CYFs have actually hurt, not helped you.
We will contact you via the contacts you provide to check and verify your story. We will review what you have written, and as long as it isn’t defamatory, we will publish it and give you a voice in this election.
Our Guarantee: The Daily Blog considers whistleblowers and the Whistleblower laws in NZ to be an important function of our democracy.
We therefore guarantee that we will not identify you as a source of this tip off information unless you expressly state a preference that we do so.
Once certain of its veracity, your voice will be published anonymously so that Government Agencies can’t identify you and your experience will be shared.
It’s time the rest of the New Zealand voting public understood just how harsh the neoliberal welfare state is.
It’s time that we unified to fight ‘Carol’ from WINZ.