Raukawa-Tait Should Resign
The New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) is appalled by Merepeka Raukawa-Tait’s decision to stand as a candidate for the Christian Heritage Party.
‘Merepeka Raukawa-Tait has made a mockery of Women’s Refuge principles. She has been very outspoken about violence against children, but has now joined a party which believes in using physical violence as discipline’, said Anna McMartin, NZUSA National Women’s Rights Officer.
McMartin is concerned at the Christian Heritage Party’s anti-homosexual stance. ‘Merepeka Raukawa-Tait can’t actively support a party that discriminates against lesbian women, yet claim to be a women’s advocate’, she said.
NZUSA is calling on Merepeka Raukawa-Tait to resign from her position as Women’s Refuge head.
For further information please contact:
Anna McMartin, NZUSA National Women’s Rights Officer
Cell: 021 670 369 Home: 03 473 83