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Wellington Election Campaign Workshop - Absolutely Positively NO to Child Poverty

Come along to a Wellington-based workshop that is focused on getting Child Poverty onto the 2017 election agenda, working towards a goal of reducing poverty-related child hostpital admissions by half, before the 2020 election. The workshop is jointly hosted by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Tick for Kids

Featuring:

  • Guest presentation by Alan Johnson, Social Policy Analyst for the Salvation Army and CPAG Co-convenor
  • ActionStation presentation on Digital Activism

The Facts

Every year around 40,000 children are admitted to our hospitals with preventable illnesses that are caused by poverty. A major contributor to many of these illnesses, including respiratory conditions and bronchiectasis, is cold, damp, unaffordable housing as well as unsafe living conditions such as overcrowding, and families living in cars or garages.

Together we can achieve a New Zealand where all children have better health, and better outcomes 

How?

  • Make sure that at least two questions about child poverty are asked at every election meeting, hustings event and public presentation throughout Wellington in the lead-up to the election.
  • Raise the issue of child poverty through letters to the editors and other public-led initiatives.
  • Promote key messages about child poverty through a nationwide social media campaign.

The workshop will aim to:

  • Provide a brief summary and facts on the key issues of child poverty, housing and income.
  • Develop and practice key questions that can be asked at any election related public meeting.
  • Present an outline of briefing points that can be adapted to a letter to the editor.
  • Encourage active participation in a social media campaign with key messages about child poverty
  • Provide a “market place” for campaign materials on child poverty

Time:

Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM NZST

Contact:

Celia Hayes
Child Poverty Action Group
09 302 5260
admin@cpag.org.nz

* Light refreshments provided * Koha appreciated *

For more information on CPAG's campaign promoting child centred policies, follow this link to: A New Zealand where children can flourish