Election Forums - Updated information
DPA has been collaborating with various other organisations around the country to organise Election Forums - meetings focused on disability issues where you can hear from candidates and ask questions.
A few weeks ago we sent out some information about the forums, we have now updated some details, and will continue to update them on our website: 2020 Election Forums, enrolling to vote, accessible information and more
Christchurch Election Forum
When: August 22, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch
Waikato Election Forum
When: August 24, 6.30-8.30pm
Where: Blind Low Vision NZ, 15 Liverpool Street, Hamilton
Wellington Election Forum
When: 26 August, 4pm
Where: Wharewaka Function Centre, Taranaki Wharf, 2 Taranaki Street, (waterfront) Wellington
The candidates on the panel are Greens leader Marama Davidson, Alfred Ngaro from National, Labour’s Greg O’Connor, Erika Harvey from New Zealand First and Simon Court from ACT.
Our six areas of focus for this election are education, housing, employment, the health and disability review and proposed restructure of disability support services, improving wellbeing for disabled people and welfare reform and ensuring infrastructure and transport is accessible for disabled people in the COVID recovery.
Please register to attend or for details of the livestream event
This event is hosted in partnership: DPA, CCS Disability Action, IHC, Deaf Aotearoa, NZDSN and People First
Auckland Election Forum
When: 29 August 2010, 1-3 pm
Where: Blind Low Vision NZ Recreation Centre, 4 Maunsell Road, Parnell, Auckland
(Read the Easy Read version of this invitation)
My Voice Matters is holding an election forum in Auckland to inform you on disability issues before the General Election. NZSL interpreters will be there. The event will also be live streamed.
Please register to attend the event in person or online.
We will be joined on the panel by Minister Carmel Sepuloni from New Zealand Labour Party, Ms Golriz Ghahraman MP from Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, Mr David Seymour MP from ACT, Hon Maggie Barry MP from NZ National Party, and Mr Robert Gore from New Zealand First.
The candidates will be asked a range of disability-related questions on topics like housing, education, employment, transport, accessibility laws, and the health and disability review. The forum will be followed by light refreshments.
This event is a My Voice Matters New Zealand collaboration with Blind Citizens NZ, Blind Low Vision NZ, CCS Disability Action, Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand, Complex Care Group, Deaf Aotearoa, Disability Connect, Disabled Persons Assembly NZ - DPA, Epic Studios, Lifewise, Manawanui, The Muscular Dystrophy Association of NZ, New Zealand Disability Support Network - NZDSN, People First New Zealand, Vaka Tautua and YES Disability Resource Centre.
Dunedin Election Forum
When: 8 September, 6-8 pm
Where: Blind Low Vision NZ Rooms, 458 Hillside Road, South Dunedin