Urge MPs to Vote ‘No’ on 1 May

 

MPs are expecting to hear from you on how you want them to vote at the Bill’s Second Reading on 1 May. To contact your local electorate and list MPs, we recommend using DefendNZ’s page. It has a search function and social media links.

The most effective way is to talk with them in person. Check the MP’s Facebook page for opportunities to speak to them at events or when they are inviting people to meet them at a cafe or in a park. You could also call their electorate office to make an appointment.

MPs receive a lot of emails, so may miss yours. How about sending a card or handwritten note instead, in a coloured envelope? No postage is required when mailing to [Name of MP], FreePost Parliament, Private Bag 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160. It needs to arrive by Monday 29 April.

Or contact MPs via social media.

 

Important:

  • Be friendly and respectful.
  • Don’t mention other bills or controversial issues in the same conversation.
  • Include a true story from your personal and professional life if you have one.
  • Be concise and brief. Identify two or three main points you would like to make. Use short paragraphs, subheadings and bullet points. They are unlikely to read more than a page.

 

You’re welcome to contact us for support.

 

 

These MPs voted against the Bill at its First Reading:

 

National Party

Kanwaljit.Singh.Bakshi@parliament.govt.nz
Maggie.Barry@parliament.govt.nz
Andrew.Bayly@parliament.govt.nz
David.Bennett@parliament.govt.nz
Simon.Bridges@parliament.govt.nz
Simeon.Brown@parliament.govt.nz
Gerry.Brownlee@parliament.govt.nz
David.Carter@parliament.govt.nz
Judith.Collins@parliament.govt.nz
Jacqui.Dean@parliament.govt.nz
Sarah.Dowie@parliament.govt.nz
Paul.Goldsmith@parliament.govt.nz
Joanne.Hayes@parliament.govt.nz
Nuk.Korako@parliament.govt.nz
Denise.Lee@parliament.govt.nz
Melissa.Lee@parliament.govt.nz
Tim.Macindoe@parliament.govt.nz
Todd.McClay@parliament.govt.nz
Ian.Mckelvie@parliament.govt.nz
Todd.Muller@parliament.govt.nz
Alfred.Ngaro@parliament.govt.nz
Simon.OConnor@parliament.govt.nz
Parmjeet.Parmar@parliament.govt.nz
Chris.Penk@parliament.govt.nz
Shane.Reti@parliament.govt.nz
Alastair.Scott@parliament.govt.nz
Nick.Smith@parliament.govt.nz
Louise.Upston@parliament.govt.nz
Nicky.Wagner@parliament.govt.nz
Michael.Woodhouse@parliament.govt.nz
Jonathan.Young@parliament.govt.nz
Lawrence.Yule@parliament.govt.nz

 

Labour Party

David.Clark@parliament.govt.nz
Anahila.Kanongata’a-Suisuiki@parliament.govt.nz
Damien.O’Connor@parliament.govt.nz
Jenny.Salesa@parliament.govt.nz
Aupito.William.Sio@parliament.govt.nz
Jamie.Strange@parliament.govt.nz
Rino.Tirikatene@parliament.govt.nz
Philip.Twyford@parliament.govt.nz
Poto.Williams@parliament.govt.nz

 

 

 

These MPs voted for the Bill:

 

National Party

Amy.Adams@parliament.govt.nz
Paula.Bennett@parliament.govt.nz
Matthew.Doocey@parliament.govt.nz
Andrew.Falloon@parliament.govt.nz
Nathan.Guy@parliament.govt.nz
Harete.Hipango@parliament.govt.nz
Brett.Hudson@parliament.govt.nz
Matt.King@parliament.govt.nz
Barbara.Kuriger@parliament.govt.nz
Mark.Mitchell@parliament.govt.nz
Jami-Lee.Ross@parliament.govt.nz
Scott.Simpson@parliament.govt.nz
Stuart.Smith@parliament.govt.nz
Erica.Stanford@parliament.govt.nz
Anne.Tolley@parliament.govt.nz
Tim.vandeMolen@parliament.govt.nz
Hamish.Walker@parliament.govt.nz
Jian.Yang@parliament.govt.nz

 

Labour Party

Kiri.Allan@parliament.govt.nz
Virginia.Andersen@parliament.govt.nz
Jacinda.Ardern@parliament.govt.nz
Tamati.Coffey@parliament.govt.nz
Liz.Craig@parliament.govt.nz
Clare.Curran@parliament.govt.nz
Kelvin.Davis@parliament.govt.nz
Paul.Eagle@parliament.govt.nz
Kris.Faafoi@parliament.govt.nz
Peeni.Henare@parliament.govt.nz
Chris.Hipkins@parliament.govt.nz
Raymond.Huo@parliament.govt.nz
Willie.Jackson@parliament.govt.nz
Andrew.Little@parliament.govt.nz
Maria.Lubeck@parliament.govt.nz
Jo.Luxton@parliament.govt.nz
Nanaia.Mahuta@parliament.govt.nz
Trevor.Mallard@parliament.govt.nz
Kieran.McAnulty@parliament.govt.nz
Stuart.Nash@parliament.govt.nz
Greg.OConnor@parliament.govt.nz
David.Parker@parliament.govt.nz
Willow-Jean.Prime@parliament.govt.nz
Priyanca.Radhakrishnan@parliament.govt.nz
Grant.Robertson@parliament.govt.nz
Adrian.Rurawhe@parliament.govt.nz
Deborah.Russell@parliament.govt.nz
Carmel.Sepuloni@parliament.govt.nz
Jan.Tinetti@parliament.govt.nz
Louisa.Wall@parliament.govt.nz
Angie.Warren-Clark@parliament.govt.nz
Duncan.Webb@parliament.govt.nz
Meka.Whaitiri@parliament.govt.nz
Michael.Wood@parliament.govt.nz
Megan.Woods@parliament.govt.nz

 

NZ First Party

Darroch.Ball@parliament.govt.nz
Shane.Jones@parliament.govt.nz
Jennifer.Marcroft@parliament.govt.nz
Ron.Mark@parliament.govt.nz
Tracey.Martin@parliament.govt.nz
Clayton.Mitchell@parliament.govt.nz
Mark.Patterson@parliament.govt.nz
Winston.Peters@parliament.govt.nz
Fletcher.Tabuteau@parliament.govt.nz

 

Green Party

Marama.Davidson@parliament.govt.nz
JulieAnne.Genter@parliament.govt.nz
Golriz.Ghahraman@parliament.govt.nz
Gareth.Hughes@parliament.govt.nz
Jan.Logie@parliament.govt.nz
Eugenie.Sage@parliament.govt.nz
James.Shaw@parliament.govt.nz
Chloe.Swarbrick@parliament.govt.nz