AUCKLAND ACTION AGAINST POVERTY IS A POLITICAL GROUP ORGANISING FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE
AAAP is a village of volunteers who work together toward the vision of a poverty free Aotearoa via organising, campaign work and action. We were started in 2010 by Sue Bradford who believed in the rights of people who aren't in recognized work and the education and training being human rights.
We believe the system has an obligation to recognise and honor everyone's existence, including that of our Great Papatūānuku. We campaigned to remove the 70A sanction, set up advocacy classes to teach people about their rights at Work and Income, exposed how toxic the culture is at MSD. We've held a number of pickets, protests and marches.
We've built solid relationships with other community groups whose values and work are aligned. Our current campaigns build on these foundations - we believe Liveable Incomes and Universal Essential Services can be a bridge to a new system set out in Matike Mai.