Submit by Email

How to Have your Say by Email

 

Please make unique submissions as individuals – not as a couple, family or group. It’s a numbers game! Please use your own words.

 

What you need to say:

State clearly that you oppose the End of Life Choice Bill, give a reason why you oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide, and include a story if you can.

Please choose YES to make an oral submission. Sign up here for support and updates. 

 

If you want to comment on a clause of the bill (which is optional), please keep to the broad issues and refrain from suggesting improvements. We don’t want the bill tweaked – we want it thrown out!

You could end your submission with a recommendation that the End of Life Choice Bill be rejected. You could also recommend ways in which the needs of suffering people could be met. If you made a long submission, you could restate the conclusions you made earlier.

 

Important points to remember:

 

  • Always be polite and respectful. Avoid angry words and negative comments about politicians.
  • Keep it single-issue, about euthanasia and assisted suicide only and specifically about the Bill. Don’t mention any other bill or issue (including religious references and Nazi Germany) or you risk the Committee dismissing your submission as irrelevant. 
  • If you have an occupation that is relevant to this issue, e.g. health professional or lawyer, please state so.

 

Afterwards, please email a copy to your MP and to list MPs in your area. See MPs’ details here.

 

Thanks for making your voice heard. Please encourage your friends and family to do the same!

Submissions close at midnight on Tuesday 20 February 2018.

 

Suggested Email Format

 

You could copy and paste Parliament’s suggested format below into a new email: (Please remember to delete the words in italics!)

To prevent your personal details being published on Parliament’s website, put them in a separate section at the top. 

 

To: ju@parliament.govt.nz

Subject: End of Life Choice Bill

Personal details

 

This submission is from (your first and last name, address and post code)

I wish to appear before the committee to speak to my submission. YES / No 

I can be contacted at: (daytime phone number, email address)

I wish that the following people also appear in support of my submission: (List names – optional)

 

Submission

I oppose the intent of the End of Life Choice Bill because (Give a reason. Include a story if you can.)

I wish to make the following comments:  (If you want to you could make general comments about a clause in the bill.) 

 

 

Recommendations

(Optional: Recommendations or a summary of your conclusions you wish the Committee to consider.)