Kia ora Bronwyn
A huge thank you to everybody who has signed and collected signatures for the Keep Our Assets petition, which is now reaching its crucial concluding stages. Together we are calling for a Citizens Initiated Referendum on National’s privatisation plan before any of our state-owned energy companies or Air New Zealand are sold.
This campaign must succeed if we are to keep New Zealand assets in public hands. The evidence is clear: the needless loss of the 18.5% shareholder return on our state owned companies will only leave New Zealand more indebted in the long run.
The great news is that more than 215,000 people have now signed the petition, bringing us more than halfway to our goal.
The Green Party has collected 118,000 of these signatures, and we are committed to getting 52,000 more by the end of September in a final push to stop the first asset sale. Only then can we go beyond collecting signatures and actually stop this from going ahead.
But to do this we need your help.
As you know, campaigns like this require people, printing, postage and materials. And we need more to keep us going.
Please make a donation of $25, $100 or whatever you can afford to help ensure we can keep the pressure on.
We have been thrilled with the way Kiwis have responded to this threat so far. A recent TV3 poll showed only 17% of people want to buy shares in the publicly owned energy companiesNational plans to sell.
With your support we are confident of stopping National’s ill-judged privatisation agenda in its tracks.
Thank you again for your support.
Green Party Co-leader
Download the petition to Keep Our Assets
Important: please read these instructions first
Printing the petition
- Print on one side only – never print double-sided.
- Never change the design or size of the form.
Double-sided or altered petitions cannot be accepted.
Invalid signatures on this petition will set back our progress - so please take care to follow the rules below and do not falsify signatures. We believe we will be able to get more than enough real ones!
To count as a valid signature, anyone who signs must
- give you their full name and residential address, and
- must be on the New Zealand electoral roll.
If the person is not on the New Zealand electoral roll they can still sign, but they will also need to enrol to vote.
Enrolling to vote is easy: Enrol online, fill in an enrolment form, or text your full name and residential address to ‘3676’.
Confused? Sign up as an 'Asset Keeper' volunteer and we'll send you an information pack containing petitions, enrolment forms and copy of these instructions. Our friendly team will call you and make sure you have everything you eed to start collecting signatures.
Read and understood the instructions above?
Please send completed petition forms to: Roy Reid, PO Box 27110, Wellington, 6141.
If you haven't already, sign up to be part of our growing team of Asset Keepers.
- Get help and forms from our friendly Asset Keepers team
- Find buddies to collect signatures with
- Keep up to date with events and new places where you can collect signatures
- Watch our signature tally grow!