Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Lobbying on sedition

The government has responded positively to yesterday's call by four minor parties to repeal our archaic sedition law, saying that it is a sign that repeal has wide support. This is good, but we shouldn't leave him in any doubt. So I've created a Pledgebank pledge saying

I will write to Justice Minister Mark Burton urging the repeal of New Zealand's sedition laws but only if 20 other New Zealanders will do the same.

You can sign it here.

Twenty people doesn't sound like many, but based on previous pledges its an achievable target, and I want this to succeed. You can also sign up after the target has been reached, and I encourage people to do so - the greater the show of support from the public, the greater the chance that the government will act.


Keen people might want to throw a letter at Helen Clark, or at Tim Barnett (Labour whip) as well.

Oh, and if anyone can do a small logo for "sign the sedition pledge" for blogs to stick somewhere, I'd be very grateful.

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 4/25/2007 02:03:00 PM

politically it probably makes a good distraction. Now all we need is a minority group that is not particularly liked to try to fight it.

Posted by Anonymous : 4/25/2007 05:58:00 PM

Done, Idsy. Good luck!

Posted by Span : 4/25/2007 06:25:00 PM

16 people down, 4 to go. Can we get it by the end of the day?

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 4/26/2007 12:20:00 PM

Yes we can! :-)

And in fact, I believe we have.

Posted by Span : 4/26/2007 02:56:00 PM