Remembering Rod: Seven years on

by frog

Today’s the seven-year anniversary of the death of our beloved first male co-leader, Rod Donald.

For those who didn’t know him, Rod was passionate about fair elections and worked long hours to secure electoral reform here in New Zealand in the early 1990s. Our current voting system – MMP – has been described by former Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons as Rod’s greatest legacy.

On this, the eve of the US presidential elections, what better way to honour Rod’s memory than with this historic footage of Rod appearing on US television wearing his trademark suspenders and expounding the merits of a fairer, more representative electoral system for America. Rod’s smart, witty, and passionate…and we miss him deeply.

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Published in Parliament | THE GAME | Video by frog on Tue, November 6th, 2012   

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