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Auckland Action Against Poverty March For Our People: Saturday, The 15th Of May 2021 – 12pm


In the lead up to the budget being released next week
Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) has planned a March
down Ponsonby Road to ensure that people and families remain
a priority for this Labour government.

“This March
has been organised because we’re tired of waiting for the
Labour government to fulfill their promise to transform the
welfare system,” says AAAP spokesperson Brooke Pao
Stanley.

“The communities we serve deserve to be
valued and treated with dignity. They deserve to live and
participate in society without being made to feel shame
about their situation. The shame sits with a system that
determines your worth based on paid
employment.

“We’re clear about what we envision
for ourselves and our communities – Liveable Incomes is
essential to the future and well-being of the people and
families in Aotearoa New Zealand.

“We want the
Labour government to lift benefits to liveable levels,
individualise benefits so that people aren’t punished for
being in a relationship, end all obligations and sanctions,
and free and universal public services.

“We want a
welfare system that honours everyone’s existence. Liveable
Incomes is everyone’s
birthright.”

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