Giving people a reason to vote again
On 3 October, invited by John Hong, eight Mayoral
candidates came together and formed the Auckland Mayoral
Candidate Alliance, with its purpose to: Give people a
reason to vote again.
The vision of the Alliance will be -
(1) Make future mayors accountable;
(2) Ensure fair and
reasonable opportunity for all candidates; and
Guarantee democratic, transparent media coverage.
is the first of its kind in New Zealand since 1840. This
creative and innovative body hopes to have high impact and
significance in the voting history of our city and
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