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AAAP to hold Block Party at Young Nats Ball 5 April

AAAP to hold Block Party at Young Nats Ball 5 April

Local musicians, students and beneficiary rights activists will provide an alternative to the Young Nats Ball as they prepare to block the National Party with a Block Party instead, says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson Nadia Abu-Shanab.

Auckland Action Against Poverty is hosting a ‘Block Party’ outside the ball at the Rendezvous Hotel, 71 Mayoral Drive, 6.30pm Saturday 5 April. There will be live music by local acts Street Chant and The Totems.

Street Chant singer Emily Littler says they are taking part in the Block Party to show they are among the many voices who want to oppose the National Party and what they stand for.

“Youth are where we see change and hope for the future. National doesn’t represent a future for us as young people, artists, family members and workers,” says Ms Littler.

“While John Key, Paula Bennett and their Young Nats have a ball, beneficiaries, low paid workers and young New Zealanders see little reason to celebrate after 6 years under National,” says Ms Abu-Shanab.

“We’re throwing a ‘Block Party’ outside the ball so that those of us who are angry about the reality of living of under National can get together, make some noise and remind National that their champagne celebrations will not go unchallenged while so many of us are pushed further into poverty as a direct result of their policies”

“National’s agenda has benefited the richest members of our society, but the rest of us have been left out in the cold. Tickets to the ball are $100 per person.

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