Press Release 20/07
20/7 Press Release: Aotearoa Is Not for Sale and the Millionaires for Privatisation Join the National Party Conference
The weekend of July 20-22 is the National Party’s Annual Conference in Auckland. Actions are being held by the student movement on Saturday (1pm, Britomart) and Auckland Action Against Poverty on Sunday (11:30am, Sky City). Aotearoa Is Not For Sale (ANFS) will be joining both in solidarity.
The ANFS Millionaires for Privatisation will host their own event tonight outside 1885 in Britomart, where they will mix and mingle with the Young Nats and some of NZ’s political, business and diplomatic leaders from 7:30pm. We probably won’t get inside, but we can have our own party outside! We will first assemble at the odious Lenin bar at 6:30pm, to raise our champagne glasses to the death of public ownership!
“It is important to protest against serious issues in a variety of ways, and the Millionaires for Privatisation demonstrate some of the outlandish ideas that the National Government has promoted, in a fun and entertaining way,” says ANFS Spokesperson Miriam Pierard. “If the Government won’t acknowledge the fact that 16 towns and cities around New Zealand mobilised in protest last Saturday against their planned asset sales, then perhaps we can connect with National’s younger members in a different way tonight.”
Miriam Pierard, ANFS Spokesperson