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Internet Party Now Online for New Zealand

Internet Party Now Online for New Zealand

New Zealand and the world now have a political movement dedicated to the Internet generation – the Internet Party.

The Internet Party is the political force to play an important role in the General Election this year.

We want to stimulate people to vote on technology-related issues and give New Zealanders the opportunity to challenge the political status quo.

“This is a movement for the freedom of the Internet and technology, for privacy and political reform,” says Kim Dotcom.

“It is a movement for people who haven’t voted before, who have been disappointed by voting, or who don’t like the political choices on offer.

“It is a movement for people who care about a digital future, and who want a society that is open, free and fair.”

The Internet Party demonstrated its innovative approach to New Zealand politics by launching an app that allows people to join the party as members.
The Internet Party app is available for the iPhone and iPad at the App Store, as well as on Google Play for Android devices. Members can also sign up via the party’s website: Internet.org.nz.
“The Internet Party app is symbolic of everything the Internet Party represents,” says Dotcom.

“We’re a breath of fresh air, and a dose of common sense, for a tired and adversarial political system that has lost touch with modern New Zealand and the Internet generation.

“We’re going to change the election outcome by changing what the election is about. We have strong and effective policies across all areas that will make New Zealand a better place for all.

“What’s more, we’ll be constantly listening to our members in shaping and refining those policies. Our promise is to be truly open and transparent in all we do and to give our members a real and effective voice.”

The Internet Party’s guiding principles include the delivery of faster, cheaper Internet to all New Zealanders, the creation of high-tech jobs, the protection of privacy and the safeguarding of New Zealand’s independence.

Dotcom calls on people frustrated by tired politics and outdated politicians to join the Internet Party.

“The Internet Party is here for people to help shape the New Zealand they want to live in now and in the future, with a young and smart government that works for us, not against us.”

ENDS

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