Picnic for the Planet & campaign launch!

Our annual Picnic for the Planet was a great success yesterday, with great food, perfect weather, summer tunes, and an inspiring speech from co-leader Metiria Turei.

Though I’d never admit it, as a staunch Wellingtonian, on days like yesterday in the beautiful Tahaki Reserve at the base of Mt Eden, I can see why people love living in Auckland.

Massive thanks to the organisers, stall-holders, bands, my fellow MPs Russel, Julie and Dave, and everyone else who attended.

Metiria used her speech to launch a new movement – a new way of doing political campaigning that involves people on the ground in whatever ways they’re able. Called I’m in – for the future, it’s about creating simple opportunities for ordinary people to get involved in political campaigns without necessarily having to attend endless meetings –  or even join a political party.

With a coalition of like-minded New Zealanders who are passionate about creating a better future, we can first stop this Government’s dangerous policies, like selling state assets, in their tracks. Next, we’ll work to elect the leaders we need to make that better future a reality.

I’m in! Are you?