Kia Ora Wanaka!
We've got an exciting advocacy opportunity for you! All those emails to your MP are having an impact. Thank you!
Jacqui Dean, MP for Waitaki is going to meet with POW and you're invited!
The goal of the meeting is to connect with Jacqui, share some stories about how we've seen climate change impacting our mountains, trails, rivers and other outdoor playgrounds and then to make some asks for improved climate policy.
MP's are used to meeting with different people all the time, it's their job to get to know their constituents and their concerns. It's not very often though that MP's meet with skiers, climbers or trail runners. We've got a great opportunity to share the concerns of a diverse community who she's not used to hearing from.
Here are the details:
What: POW community meeting with Jacqui Dean, MP for Waitaki. Any level of participation is welcome. Simply being present is meaningful and if you'd like to say something we will help you!
When: Wednesday, October 13th, 4pm-4.30pm.
Where: TBD but possibly the Cell Coworking space. If you'd like to join us we will let you know when we know. Followed by a drink somewhere :)
Who: Anyone! We'd like to get a large group of people though. The more people we have the louder our voices can be.
RSVP: Please respond to this email before 9pm on Tuesday to let us know you're interested. We'll make sure we chat to everyone joining.
If you haven't already please send your MP an email with the IPCC report for policy makers and a personal story about why you're concerned about climate change and would like more action from our leaders. Just follow the template to get some inspiration and all the info required.
If you're not a POW member yet please sign up to be one. With more members our voice is louder and we can represent you and all of the outdoor community with our advocacy efforts. There are HEAPS of benefits so sign up here.