Work with us to end child poverty in Aotearoa
There are a number of ways that you can be active in improving the lives of all our children.
Email Your MP
Tell them you want greater priority given to the needs of children and why. Suggest they promote effective measures for the relief of families on low incomes.
Make sure you tell them you are a member of their electorate.
Email Ministers whose portfolios directly impact on children's wellbeing:
Constantly ask the Prime Minister and these Ministers if they have considered the impact of all policies on our children. Make sure to mention that New Zealand needs a Minister for children - we have a minister for all kinds of less important things!
Prime Minister, John Key: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Bill English: email@example.com
Ministry of Social Development, Paula Bennett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister of Health, Tony Ryall: email@example.com
Minister of Education, Hekia Parata: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister of Housing, Phil Heatley: email@example.com
Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Jo Goodhew: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write a letter to the editor
Politicians pay attention to emails they get, but they monitor news coverage closely as well. Writing letters to the editor of your local newspaper is an excellent way to help get child poverty issues into the public eye.
If writing this kind of letter is new for you, download CPAG's guide. The guide also includes all the email addresses you will need in order to send in your letter.
Make a written submission
- Send us your thoughts & feedback on this issue