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Candidates Forum Focuses on Social Justice Issues

Candidates Forum Focuses on Social Justice Issues

11 July 2014

Social justice issues will be at the forefront of a candidates forum being held Wednesday 23 July, hosted by the Wellington Young Feminists’ Collective. ‘Ladies in The House 2.0’ will give voters the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics with candidates, including the gender pay gap, abortion and sexual health, domestic violence, inequality and welfare reform, and any other issues the audience wishes to engage on.

“This is a great opportunity for people who would like to see social justice issues addressed more in government and don’t feel that there is enough being done to counter the systematic oppression of marginalised social groups, to challenge political candidates to do better,” Event Co-organiser Tess Nichol says.

The event is organised by the Wellington Young Feminists, an active social group of over 1000 members, which aims to stimulate discussion and action on social justice issues in Wellington.

The forum will feature candidates from many political parties including:

Paul Foster Bell (National Party candidate for Wellington)
Jan Logie (Green Party candidate for Wellington)
Grant Robertson (Labour Party candidate for Wellington)
Heleyni Pratley (representative for the Mana Party)

The forum will run from 6.00-7.30pm at St John’s in the City, 170 Willis St, Te Aro and will be followed by drinks and light refreshments for koha. Interested parties are encouraged to tweet at us using the hashtag ‘ladies in the house’ and pose questions they would like the candidates to answer.

More information can be found at www.facebook.com/events/730149240375558

Twitter: twitter.com/wgtnfeminists
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wellingtonyoungfeminists
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