Vote 'NO' to asset sales
New Zealanders will get the chance to vote against asset sales by a postal ballot that will run between 22 November and 13 December 2013.
New Zealanders have been asked to vote on the question:
"Do you support the Government selling up to 49% of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power, Solid Energy and Air New Zealand?"
We need your help to win the referendum and make it crystal clear to John Key that he does not have a mandate to sell our assets. Read some reasons why you should vote NO.
You can do more than Vote NO
Call 5 friends and organise their voting plan
Tell your friends to look out for their ballot paper and help them organize their vote. Get them to commit to a time and day they will fill out their ballot, and when and where they will post it. For example, dropping it in the postbox on the way to the weekly supermarket shop, or during the school run.
Vote in a group
Get your flat, apartment floor, family or street together to vote. Since it's a postal vote, you can take everyone's sealed envelopes to the post box in one trip.
Use social media to encourage your friends to vote 'NO'. Show the positive message of participating in democracy and encourage others to do the same. For the next three weeks change you profile picture to one of our 'Vote NO to Asset Sales' images. See our Facebook selection of profile pictures
Set up an event
Arrange a morning tea in your workplace, a picnic for friends or set up a day at church to make your votes together. Remind people to bring their voting forms so they can be posted straight away. You can find some posters and ideas on our 'Vote NO to asset sales' resource page here.
Talk to people in your community
Stand on street corners, outside supermarkets or at events and collect people's commitment to voting 'NO'. Sign up for your actin pack below to get some resources you can hand out:
Get you action pack
Get an asset sales action pack sent to you - stickers and resources to help make sure your family, friends, workmates and neighbours post their vote against asset sales in time to be counted.
Recent news about Asset sales
Christchurch City Council should not be forced into selling its strategic assets, the Green Party said today. More
The true costs of the Government's asset sales are over $640 million, more than five times the $120.6 million National is claiming today, Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman said. More
The Budget shows the ongoing cost of the Government's asset sales is worse than originally projected, the Green Party said today.
Five independent reports have all concluded that National is selling Genesis shares for less than they are worth, and losing the taxpayer money, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. More
National's cornerstone economic policy, asset sales, has been a complete failure, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. More
The National Government has given up on the myth that it is selling shares in the electricity companies to 'mum and dad' investors, with just 9% of Genesis to be reserved for New Zealand retail investors, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. More
National is offering investors huge returns in Genesis, paid for by power consumers and taxpayers, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. More
Has he had any discussions with any Indian Government Ministers about selling Solid Energy assets? More
Today in Parliament the Green Party exposed the National Government's possible plans for backdoor privatisation of state-owned energy company Solid Energy.
John Key's inability to admit that his asset sales have been a complete failure has now cost the New Zealanders taxpayer over half a billion dollars, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. More
National's decision to privatise Genesis Energy only a few months after the last asset sale is all about pure political expediency, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. More
The $3.7 billion profit posted by Rio Tinto yesterday shows that the $30 million taxpayer hand-out that National gifted to the owners of the Tiwai smelter last year was unjustified, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. More
National has cost taxpayers over $440m so far with its asset sales policy, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. More
Treasury forecasts released today underline National's failure to build a strong, resilient, and jobs-rich economy, Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman said today. More