Successful Campaigns

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Successful Campaigns
  • Stand Together for Social Work - Change the Registration Bill!
    Amy started the Stand Together for Social Work - Change the Registration Bill! campaign when new laws were drafted that would redefine who is or isn’t a social worker. She helped bring the social work community leaders together to draft an alternative to the bill. Social workers nationally emailed, called and visited their MPs with clear talking points. “The petition was noted by Ministers even before being presented so it clearly got attention and helped us get cut through,” says Amy. She is now “very hopeful. The bill is being redrafted with our communities supplementary order paper informing this. We are on the way to a good result.”
    3,287 Signatures
    Created by Amy Ross Picture
  • Save Poroti Springs
    Campaigner Millan Ruka worked with ActionStation to stop the application for a water bottling factory at Poroti Spings. Your official submission was one of 856 that showed the Council and the applicant, Zodiac Holdings there was overwhelming opposition - Zodiac have this week withdrawn their application! Thank you for taking action, it really made a difference. Zodiac still have the rights to take water however - if you would like to be updated on future events and possible actions you can join the Save Poroti Springs Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/saveporotisprings/
    1,563 Signatures
    Created by Millan Ruka Picture
  • Save Our Kindergartens!
    Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association has decided not to open for seven hours a day and nearly all year round after 300 people signed a petition against the changes. http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/auckland/petition-sees-seven-hour-kindy-proposal-scrapped/
    303 Signatures
    Created by Frances Cross
  • Minister Anne Tolley: Forgive WINZ Motel Emergency Accommodation Debt
    Thank you for helping to make a difference. On the 25th of May I flew down to Wellington to deliver our petition to the Minister. It was because of your support, and the support of more than 9000 others, that Minister Anne Tolley agreed to meet with me. Together we showed her this issue cannot be ignored. When I asked her what could be done to help people and families facing the impossible choice between homelessness or unmanageable debt over the coming winter months, the Minister acknowledged the urgency of the situation and told us she would look into possible solutions. Just a few hours after our meeting, the Minister’s office called to tell us that changes to the policy will be brought forward from September to 1 July. These changes will mean that the first week of emergency housing would be covered by a special needs grant rather than a loan. A week is not going to be long enough if there is nowhere to go once that week is up, so the Government still has a lot of work to be done to make sure there are enough houses for people to move into.
    10,064 Signatures
    Created by Kyle MacDonald Picture
  • Take abortion out of the Crimes Act!
    March 2020: This week we achieved abortion law reform, largely because of the support you and the rest of the country have shown toward reproductive rights through polls, demonstrations, lobbying efforts, and petitions like this one.
    13,771 Signatures
    Created by ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa
  • Let Martine Abel-Williamson Stand for President of the World Blind Union
    The petition had the desired effect of causing the Board to take the approach they should have taken in the first place. Once Martine got the chance to get in front of them in open session, she was in her element and she did the rest.
    352 Signatures
    Created by Mary Schnackenberg
  • Equal Pay - It's Time
    This petition has been delivered to Parliament. Fingers crossed!! We'll keep you updated.
    10,570 Signatures
    Created by Jessica Williams
  • Legalise the use of medicinal cannabis
    Dec 2019 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/wider-range-medicinal-cannabis-products-made-available-kiwis 2 June 2017 Today Associate Minister for Health, Peter Dunne, has just announced that the Government will allow doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis. Thanks to you and the over 6000 people who signed the petition calling for this change! Associate Health minister Peter Dunne on Friday announced the medicinal cannabis product cannabidiol (CBD) would no longer require a person to get Ministry of Health approval to use it. The changes mean CBD would be able to be prescribed by a doctor to their patient and supplied in a manner similar to any other prescription medicine. Mr Dunne said it was a move towards legalising medicinal cannabis, but wouldn't "immediately bring about a revolution". "I have taken advice from the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs (EACD) that CBD should not be a controlled drug, and am pleased Cabinet has now accepted my recommendation to make this change.  "Therefore, I am now taking steps to remove restrictions accordingly." Common sense has prevailed with overwhelming public support. This will make a huge difference to people dealing with severe chronic pain and improving their quality of life. You can email the Associate Minister to congratulate him on his decision at p.dunne@minister.govt.nz News coverage: Kiwis will now be able to get medicinal cannabis from their doctor, Government announces http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/93268869/restrictions-on-medicinal-cannabis-product-to-be-removed-government-announces Doctors now able to prescribe cannabidiol http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/332137/doctors-now-able-to-prescribe-cannabidiol Restrictions to come off cannabis-based medicines - Dunne http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2017/06/restrictions-to-come-off-cannabis-based-medicines-dunne.html
    6,464 Signatures
    Created by Team ActionStation Picture
  • Ban semiautomatic weapons
    The petition was delivered to Parliament on 21 March 2019, five days after being launched - later the same day the Government announced all military style automatic weapons will be banned. Watch: https://www.facebook.com/ActionStationNZ/videos/337544046965351/ Report from the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee: https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-NZ/SCR_87811/e39e119082aad70fc8b775b2320ff7cbcae993ef
    43,259 Signatures
    Created by Nik Green Picture
  • Introduce a bottle deposit scheme!
    October 2019 A container deposit scheme trial has been announced! https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/returning-empty-bottles-refund-could-revived-v1 The Kiwi Bottle Drive team delivered our petition to Parliament on December 2nd, 2018. We handed over our petition, signed by 15,450 Kiwis (including offline signatures), to Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick with the support of her Parliamentary colleagues MP Gareth Hughes and Minister Eugenie Sage.
    15,668 Signatures
    Created by Rowan Brooks