Take the 10 day marriage equality challenge

The third and final reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill will very likely happen in 10 days (on 17 April 2013).  This is our last chance to do everything we can to make sure that the Bill becomes law.  It’s especially important that we take this final opportunity to support marriage equality because those who are opposed to the Bill are really ramping up their campaigning and we need the voices of those who are in favour of marriage equality to also be heard.

So, why not take the 10 day marriage equality challenge with us?  Every day we’lll email you with a new challenge that should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

If you’re keen to be a part of this final push for marriage equality, here’s today’s challenge.  If you sent a submission to the Select Committee when it was considering the Bill, send a copy of it to your electorate MP (and to as many other MPs as you want to).

If you don’t know who your electorate MP is, you can find your electorate here: http://www.elections.org.nz/mapping

Once you’ve filled in your address and found your electorate, click on “2011 election results” (under either general electorate or Maori electorate) and the winning candidate is your electorate MP.

If you want to send your submission via email, the standard email address for all MPs is firstname.lastname@parliament.govt.nz (where firstname and lastname are the first and last names of your MP).

If you want to post your submission (it’s free to do so), address it to your MP at:
Freepost Parliament
Private Bag 18 888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160.

It would be helpful to include a brief cover note explaining what you’re sending and why.

That’s it, your first challenge is completed!

We’ll send you your next challenge tomorrow.

Please feel free to pass this on to any friends and family who are interested in helping to make marriage equality a reality.

 

Related articles you might be interested in:  How Your MP Voted | Marriage Equality Around the World | How Laws Are Made in NZ | Get Involved

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