Kia ora, thank you for thinking about joining Auckland Action Against Poverty!
Joining means you agree with the following principles and objects.
The principles of AAAP are as follows:
(a) Everyone should have the chance to participate fully in the economy and society.
(b) Social security is a human right.
(c) Unemployed people and beneficiaries should not be blamed and stigmatised for their situation and should be treated fairly and with respect by state agencies.
(d) Benefits should be enough to live on with dignity
(e) Sole parents and those who are sick, injured or disabled should not be coerced into work.
(f) Volunteer work in the community and caring work in the home and elsewhere should be valued.
(g) Government should play an active role in helping to maintain and create good jobs across all sectors: private, state and community.
(h) Everyone should have the right to appropriate education, training, income support, and housing.
(i) Low wage workers, unemployed people and beneficiaries should not have to pay the cost of the crisis in capitalism.
The objects of AAAP are as follows:
(a) To advocate in support of the principles;
(b) To educate and inform members of the public about issues relating to poverty, including through public speaking, media work, forums, web-based outreach, and other forms of information-sharing and networking;
(c) To engage in campaigns and activities to challenge and promote alternatives to the neo-liberal agenda on jobs, welfare and poverty;
(d) To promote political involvement and activism by unemployed people and beneficiaries, unions, church and community sector allies, students and others who support the principles of the Society; and
(e) To raise funds and accept monies consistent with furthering the other purposes of the Society, provided that pecuniary gain of members of the Society is not a purpose of the Society.
The membership fee is $5 a year, which can be paid by cash, cheque, or by internet banking/direct credit into the Auckland Action Against Poverty bank account: AAAP Kiwibank 38 9011 0832874 00 (put your name as reference).
Cash and cheques can be delivered to Auckland Action Against Poverty at 120 Church St, Onehunga.