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Politicians Rated On Family Values

Politicians Rated On Family Values

Less than two months out from the general election, Family First NZ has launched their resource Value Your Vote 2014 which highlights the voting record of current MP’s on a number of controversial family and conscience issues from the past twelve years. The site www.valueyourvote.org.nz – and also a free smartphone app - also finds out the views of party leaders on a wide range of family issues. The questionnaire is being sent to candidates in all electorates and the site will be updated daily.

The voting record shows how existing MP’s have voted over the past four terms on controversial issues such as redefining marriage, the anti-smacking law, parental notification for teenage abortion, the decriminalisation of prostitution, and raising the drinking age.

It also finds out the party leaders’ and all candidates’ views and voting intentions on issues ranging from marriage, income splitting, decriminalisation of abortion, euthanasia and marijuana through to loan sharks, Easter trading laws, same-sex adoption, paid parental leave, and broadcasting standards.

A 12-page brochure summarising the information will be circulated throughout the country, and contains the responses to the questionnaire from the major party leaders.

This resource was available at the last election in 2011 (and also in 2008) and was very popular with over 60,000 page views on the website, and more than 100,000 brochures distributed throughout the country.

“Over the past decade there have been a number of law changes voted on by our politicians specifically impacting the welfare of kiwi families, and the role and protection of parents and marriage. This website allows families to see how their local MP and each political party has voted on these important social issues, and where the candidates at this upcoming election stand on these issues and others affecting families,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.

“Families deserve laws that strengthen and protect them – not ones that redefine and undermine them.”

“We are pleased to offer this resource to assist families in making an informed choice at the polling booth this September.”

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