Another weekend’s wizzed by, and now it’s only two and a half weeks to go! This weekend I spent with fellow young candidates Gareth Hughes and Xavier Goldie. It included handing out fliers, trying to get the media’s attention and another pub crawl. The above picture is some hard working women wearing our “I only date boys who vote Green” stickers and serving sausages to the hungry partying masses on Saturday night.
On Saturday we, with the help of another Young Green (and tireless campaigner called Alexis – he always hands out way more fliers than anyone else!) went around downtown Auckland. Our main focus was, as pictured above, handing out our leaflets aimed at young people, and especially Saturday workers (with Gareth on the left). We wanted to inform them of their right to paid time off work on election day to vote if they don’t have another reasonable chance. No one knew this fact that we came across, and they were grateful to find out. More info at here if you or someone you know is in that boat. Don’t let anything stop you from voting!
That night we did the pub crawl. Although we were few in numbers we had a good time and got a very good response from everyone. It’s a great way to campaign.
The next couple of days consisted of more leafleting and trying to bait the media (with some small results, but no big fish).
The next few days I am catching up on some work, then next weekend the Young Candidates are hitting Hamiltron! After that the last two weeks will be the final hard push. So stop watching the American elections (what a bore, a forgone conclusion) and get involved in what is by no means a done deal. The Greens have shown yet again that we are the only fully-honest Party in Parliament, so we will see how that plays out.
And remember, every vote counts.