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:
- Everyone should have the chance to participate fully in the economy and society.
- We are committed to the realisation of a society which honours tino rangatiratanga and is grounded in Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- Social security is a human right.
- Unemployed people and beneficiaries should not be blamed and stigmatised for their situation and should be treated fairly and with respect by state agencies.
- Benefits should be enough to live on with dignity
- Sole parents and those who are sick, injured or disabled should not be coerced into work.
- Volunteer work in the community and caring work in the home and elsewhere should be valued.
- Government should play an active role in helping to maintain and create good jobs across all sectors: private, state and community.
- Everyone should have the right to appropriate education, training, income support, and housing.
- 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:
- To advocate in support of the principles;
- 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;
- To engage in campaigns and activities to challenge and promote alternatives to the neo-liberal agenda on jobs, welfare and poverty;
- 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
- 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.