Rally for Democracy!

Tomorrow (Saturday 10th September), New Zealanders from all walks of life are coming together for a Day of Action to affirm our democratic rights and support initiatives to build a fairer, more just and sustainable society.

There will be rallies, marches, music and speeches, in family-friendly events that bring together a powerful movement for change in towns and cities across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Join the rally, concert or march near you:

Auckland: https://www.facebook.com/events/936677289794115/
Wellington: https://www.facebook.com/events/503817189824218/
Christchurch: https://www.facebook.com/events/161275400963645/
Dunedin: https://www.facebook.com/events/287671021589158/
Whangarei: https://www.facebook.com/events/1163042447072569/
New Plymouth: https://www.facebook.com/events/310234515984233/
Palmerston North: https://www.facebook.com/events/1777526832484795/
Nelson: https://www.facebook.com/events/1752022411682355/
Hokianga: https://itsourfuture.org.nz/event/hokianga-rally-democracy/
Rotorua: https://itsourfuture.org.nz/event/rotorua-rally-democracy/

More information at www.itsourfuture.org.nz.

The Rally for Democracy comes at a time when families are struggling with high housing costs, insecure work and stagnant wages. Our rivers and seas are being polluted, our native species are being wiped out and our peace-loving country is about to host an international weapons conference. This is not the society we want to be.

The aim of this Day of Action is to connect the dots between our issues and build community. It is a protest, but it is also an affirmation of our hopes and aspirations for a fair, just and sustainable society.

Each event will highlight and celebrate the positive alternatives in communities in Aotearoa, inviting participation from all those who are building a better future, whether through community housing, supporting refugees and the homeless, growing organics and working in community gardens, creating transport alternatives and community renewable energy, divesting from fossil fuels, or supporting community finance and local exchanges schemes.

You can check out the poster for the event and the broad coalition of groups behind it here:

Poster for the Rally for Democracy

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