Peaceful Protest TODAY outside a MPs Electorate Office – Are you going?

Families Children and Parents Together

Today is the day for the Peaceful Protest outside a MPs Electorate Office at 1:30pm. Are you going to one?

Please support home educators on a benefit. You don’t know when it could be you due to illness, death or a job loss. At any time any of us could be in a situation where we are dependant on the benefit. Then, if this Bill is passed, in it’s present form, you will have to send your 3 – 5 year olds to a Government approved ECE for 15 hours a week. As well as that once your youngest turns 5 you will have to work for 15 hours a week and once your youngest turns 14 work for 30 hours a week. Ruby Harrold-Claesson, when in New Zealand, talked about the “tyranny of the small steps”. This could be a small step towards making ECE compulsory for all 3 – 5 years olds – this is my motivation for fighting this Bill. The Government has the aim of having 98% of 3-5 year olds in an ECE by 2016.

Press Release on the Peaceful Protest:

Here is a link to the National, New Zealand First, ACT , United Future and Independant MPs Electorate Offices:

If at all possible here the MPs that we need to go to the most – the seven on the Select Committee who are for the Bill:

Melissa Lee, 779 New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland, (09) 815-0278

Alfred Ngaro,610 Massey Rd, Auckland, (09) 275 8761 
Maungakiekie – Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga,268 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga, Auckland, (09) 622 0300
NorthlandMike Sabin,  1 1 6 A Kerikeri Road, Kerkeri, 09 407 7219
Whangarei – Phil Heatley,20 Deveron Street, Whangarei, (09) 438 9992
Michael Woodhouse, 333 Princes Street, Dunedin (03) 477 7330 Contact:  Welfare Justice Dunedin, Olive McRae- coordinator,  027 257 9218
Asenati Lole-Taylor, Suite 5, Level one, Delamare Building, 129 Great South Road, Papatoetoe, Manukau, Auckland(09) 278 5402
If you can’t go to one of the above Electorate Offices then please go to one of these on this list:  I am  going to the Feilding National Electorate Office because we have a Labour MP in Palmerston North. I have some spare seats in my van if anyone would like a ride from Palmerston North to Feilding.
I do not have contacts for most areas. So please turn up outside an Electorate Office and look for others to join up with. Please also make some signs to hold up. Then you will be recognised by others turning up and everyone will know why you are there. Please also ring your local media and let them know that this is happening all around the Country. So a small number at each office is understandable when we are at a number of offices around the Country.
Here are some flyer ideas:
for handing out to people
for making into a banner to hold up
You may have some ideas for other signs please feel free to make them.
We only have 12 more days until the Select Committee must hand their report to Parliament. This is now URGENT.
One MP said to me that the most effective thing we can be doing now is ringing the 11 Select Committee members. Please, if at all possible, give them a ring over the next few days – Today and Monday in Particular. I am going to be ringing them today and Monday as well.
Melissa Lee, (09) 815-0278
Alfred Ngaro, (09) 275 8761
Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, (09) 622 0300
Mike Sabin,  (09) 407 7219
Phil Heatley, (09) 438 9992
Michael Woodhouse,  (03) 477 7330
Asenati Lole-Taylor, (09) 278 5402
Jacinda Ardern (09) 360 1641
Jan Logie 021 038 6101
Rajen Prasad (04) 817 8210 (Parlimentarly office)
Su’a William Sio (09) 2755345
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