Ads for Good campaign voting has started
While Scoop is busy working on the Opening The Election campaign, we’d like to tell you about our ‘Ads for Good’ offer that was announced during the PledgeMe campaign.
We offered organisations that opportunity to access free ‘ads for good’ advertising for their campaigns.
We have contacted all of our our generous donors with the opportunity to vote to help us select who should get the Ads for Good.
This initiative will deliver 2 million ads for good to our readers between May 15 and the election. Scoop will allocate campaigns based on the results of the votes we receive.
We will begin to deploy the Ads in the week beginning May 15.
To check the diversity of diverse and worthy civil society organisations who have applied for Ads for Good see more below; and if you like the look of them there’s no need to wait for the adverts to appear before you consider supporting them.
More about the campaign applicants
Doing Our Bit
Doing Our Bit started the campaign to double NZs refugee quota to 1500 places and the associated funding. We're challenging the country to make that happen at this election, after having achieved a small, scheduled increase to the quota last year - the first time it has grown since 1987.
Eat My Lunch
Eat My Lunch
We are a social enterprise business tackling child poverty through school lunches.
Wellington Glean Report
Wellington Glean Report
The Wellington Glean Report is a form of social democracy, alerting over 1000 subscribers in the Wellington region to science and knowledge events.
Campaign against the Weapons
Peace Action Wellington Network
Peace Action Wellington are going to be campaigning against the Weapons Expo once again. It's coming back to Wellington (having moved to Auckland last year) and we really want to increase mobilisation against this event for arms dealers.
Stop the Sanctions
Auckland Action Against Poverty
We are calling on Government to Stop the Sanctions on sole mothers and their children by removing sections 176,177 and 178 from the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill (currently section 70A). This sanction forces sole mother to pay $22-$28 per child, per week if that child's father is not named on the birth certificate. This sanction places families who are already struggling into further economic hardship. Currently there are approximately 17,000 children in Aotearoa New Zealand for which this sanction is imposed. Of the 13,616 parents, 13,298 are women, and only 318 are men. 52.8% are Māori. This policy severely disproportionately affects women and Māori.
Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa works with others to increase access to the arts and creativity for everyone in New Zealand, including people with physical, sensory or intellectual impairments, or lived experience of mental illness. We’re also the key organisation advocating for the role of the arts as a rehabilitative tool for prisoners.
Stripped of their creature comforts, leaders and influencers from business, community and political spheres will spend a night on cold concrete at the AUT City Campus. The Lifewise Big Sleepout gives an insight into what it means to sleep rough while raising critical funds to tackle homelessness.
Treat Her Right- it’s time to pay the
sisters the same as the misters
NZ Council of Trade Unions
It's time to pay the sisters the same as the misters - http://www.treatherright.co.nz/ Sign the equal pay pledge. We're building an online community of people who care about equal pay.
Join us here - http://www.together.org.nz/treat-her-right
And share the video https://www.facebook.com/TreatHerRightNZ/videos/413882232337214/
There have been wonderful recent equal pay wins - but there is much more work to do - come join us and be on the good side of history
The Kiwi Bottle
Drive (a bottle deposit scheme)
New Zealand Product Stewardship Council
The New Zealand Product Stewardship Council is launching "The Kiwi Bottle Drive", to re-introduce a Cash for Containers scheme (aka a bottle deposit scheme) that will reduce litter by 65%, keep plastic out of the oceans, create around 2,700 jobs and provide cash for our kids and communities.
Every year in New Zealand, we waste the equivalent of 700 Jumbo Jets full of beverage containers, causing irreparable damage to ecosystems and squandering natural resources. A Cash for Containers scheme is common cents. Why don't we have it already!
Lifeline exists to prevent suicide in New Zealand by providing support to people in crisis. The Lifeline 24/7 helpline responds to calls from individuals dealing with a range of issues causing them distress. Sadly, New Zealand’s suicide rate is increasing and last year 579 people took their own lives. This is the highest ever recorded. We know that seeking help from professionals when in distress can prevent suicide and we want to make more people aware of our services and promote help seeking behaviour.
Income New Zealand
Basic Income NZ /BINZ
For a basic income to ensure every New Zealander has the income they need to live in safety and to lead a prosperous life.
The Access Alliance
We want all New Zealanders to work together to strive to create a fully accessible New Zealand, where people with access needs can participate to their full potential as citizens and consumers.
About one in four New Zealanders are forced to deal with barriers to accessibility on a daily basis. Amongst Māori, a third of the population have a disability, including almost half of youth under 25. That’s why The Access Alliance has come together to call on Parliamentary The Access Alliance Parties to commit to introducing accessibility legislation in the lead-up to the general election being held in September 2017.
It’s time for New Zealand to commit to introducing mandatory and enforceable legislation to
create the conditions which ensure that people with disabilities or access needs, permanent or temporary, have the same choices and opportunities as everyone else to fully participate in life as both citizens and consumers.
The Access Alliance is part of a group of Disabled People’s Organisations, Disability Service Providers and disability advocacy organisations.
Mindfulness for Change
Mindfulness for Change is a prototype community integrating embodied mindfulness practice with powerful vehicles of change to make a bigger impact than any of us could make alone.
Peace Movement Aotearoa
Peace Movement Aotearoa (PMA)
PMA is the national networking peace organisation in Aotearoa New Zealand, for anyone who is interested in peace, social justice and human rights.
With the rate of people with dementia set to triple by 2050, the need for quality care and support becomes even more important. With only half our funding covered by government organisations, we need your help. Support your fellow Kiwis to live well with dementia - support Dementia Auckland today.