A people-powered movement

I seem to be receiving emails from Andrew Little with monotonous regularity now so I have livened it up with a few pictures to make it more interesting for you all.

Juana,

When I became the Leader of the Labour Party, one of my top priorities was building our people-powered movement of Labour supporters around New Zealand.

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pop-ink-csa-images-happy-women-with-man-on-hamster-wheel

Together, using the power of email and social media, along with public meetings and events, we’ve reached hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders. From campaigning to save our state houses…

Prime Minister John Key outside the State House he grew up in.

Prime Minister John Key outside the State House he grew up in.

to opposing the TPPA…

Police remove a TPPA protestor from an Auckland motorway

Police remove a TPPA protestor from an Auckland motorway

and successfully ending zero hour contracts –  together we’ve done some amazing things.

We’re now a movement of almost 200,000 people, campaigning together online every week to create a better future for everyone and rebuild the Kiwi Dream.

KIWI DREAM: A home and garden to call our own. -Stuff

KIWI DREAM: A home and garden to call our own.
-Stuff

And Juana, I’d like you to play a key part in our future campaigns.

We need to do more locally – including holding events right across the country.

But I want to make sure you get the emails which relate to you and where you live — and not ones destined for supporters in other parts of the country.

Can you check your details below are correct?

…Thanks for being a part of our movement,

Gastroenterology scientists have discovered how interacting motions work together to create a specific rhythm, which results in your daily bowel movement.

Gastroenterology scientists have discovered how interacting motions work together to create a specific rhythm, which results in your daily bowel movement.

Andrew Little
Labour Leader

 


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  • Sailor Sam

    Should those of us not receiving his emails be peeved by not being included in this people-powered movement?
    Are we not good enough?
    Just think we may be part of the “missing million”.
    As the total party vote for Labour in 2014 was approx 600,000, but he now has just 200,000 followers, where are the other 400,000?
    Obviously to busy working to campaign online on a daily basis.

    • Woody

      That missing 400,000 go towards making up the (now) missing 1.5 Million. Either that or they are part of another movement altogether and have been so flushed with success that they have disappeared down the sewer.

      Edit to add that the word “Movement” in a political context has always scared me.

  • Lord Onerous I

    Aren’t all ‘movements’ of that kind ‘people-powered’?

    • Woody

      Buzz words to excite the amoeba’s.

    • Lord Onerous I

      Beethoven’s Final Movement….. Bazinga!!

    • Crowgirl

      The term ‘movement’ has been adopted I believe because they are trying to whip up the fervour and excitement of Bernie Sanders in the US. His campaign and fandom are often referred to as a ‘movement’.

      Labour are superficial enough to think that bumper sticker slogans and branding with the word ‘movement’ are enough to capture the youth and the rest of the so-called ‘missing million’, that will sweep them into power. This attitude was also demonstrated with the review after the last election (discussed on WO recently) that concluded that the appearance of unity in the party was the main problem they had to fix, not just one of the external symptoms of greater problems.

      It’s sort of like how ‘journalists’ interview their own keyboards, don’t bother with fact or spell checking, balance and just skim social media for stories now, and actually appear to believe that’s what journalism is.

  • Isherman

    I had always wondered just how dumb these guys were that after all this time they didn’t find and remove SB from the mailing list, given they are just fodder for mockery.
    I have had to rethink it, I mean it’s almost not possible to be ‘that’ stupid is it?, so perhaps the real answer is that they are deliberately leaving her there, safe in the knowledge that the erm..’message’, by being published here, is at least being read by far more people than would ever actually sign up for it?

    • JohnO

      I think they are just really stupid. They would be even more stupid to try and publish their message through WO. They probably don’t read the comments on WO just the articles, and therefore they do not realise how their already low name is being further ridiculed and exposed as rubbish. If they did read it they might learn some common sense and how futile is their outlook.

  • one for the road

    it is quite clear that Labour do NO research or followup, they read no background material and so it makes absolute sense why they still havent figured out that SB is on the mailing list …

  • Bombastic

    “campaigning together online”

    Little needs to define that because over the last few days I’ve had cause to look at Labour’s/the left’s online campaign. Between the Stardard, Martin Bradbury, Giovanni Tiso, Keith Ng, TV3 etc, it’s not a campaign that I feel inclined to join.

    Edit: grammar.

    • Preaching to the converted may make them feel good but it won’t win them an election, long may they keep doing it.

  • Dan

    Oh good! A new game in town. WO could make a regular thing of this. Take a sentence from Andy’s emails and turn it into a pictoram. Here is my entry

    “We need to do more locally – including holding events right across the country.”

    • Bombastic

      Or, “our Healthy Homes bill will stop children from being made sick by their own home.”

      • chwaga

        That looks like a flat we owned after a tenant moved out. Repairs paid for about one hundreth the cost at $20 a month.

  • Chris EM

    Quintessential Labour party toilet; not connected to the sewers so the same old thing can be used over and over again.

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