Monday, 16 August 2010
On 22 May the Alliance Party and Socialist Worker jointly launched the Tax Justice campaign. The focus of the campaign is a petition calling on parliament to:
1. Remove GST from food; and
2. Tax financial speculation.
The reception to the campaign has been very encouraging. So far 7,000 signatures have been collected.
A growing list of supporters outside of Socialist Worker and the Alliance are offering to help with the campaign.
And 1,800+ people have joined the No GST on Food Facebook page.
The Tax Justice campaign is connecting with people angered by the hike in GST and the escalation of basic living costs, who are also worried by the economic situation following the world financial crisis and its impact on the New Zealand economy.
Download a copy of the petition from the right hand side bar of UNITYblog.
For more background, media releases and related stories, go to the No GST on Food website: http://www.nogstonfood.org
10,000 signatures in two days
On 1st October GST will increase from 12.5% to 15%. The GST hike is going to be a big issue in the media and for grassroots people. This will be an opportunity to promote a just solution to New Zealand’s unfair tax system.
The Tax Justice campaign is going to organise a Double Day of nationwide petition stalls on Friday 1st October and Saturday 2nd October. Our goal is to get 10,000 signatures in two days.
It’s hoped that through a heavily promoted Double Day of signature collecting we can reach more supporters and break into local and national media.
You can help
With your help we can reach our ambitious target of 10,000 signatures in two days. If you want to be part of the Tax Justice action on 1-2 October get in touch with us straight away. Contact campaign coordinator Vaughan Gunson, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ph/txt 021-0415 082.
To take the campaign to another level we’re establishing a national Organisers Team. That team is open to anyone who wants to help. We want to cover the country with Tax Justice organisers.
The Tax Justice Organisers Team will communicate largely by email. If you want to be part of the team, contact Vaughan.