Thursday, 23 September 2010

Dear supporter of justice for grassroots people

23 September 2010

Tax Justice petition stalls like this one are planned around the country on Friday 1st October and Saturday 2nd October.

On 1st October GST will rise to 15%. To protest the increase of this most regressive tax, a Double Day of nationwide signature collecting for the Tax Justice petition is being organised on 1-2 October.

We're being ambitious and going for 10,000 signatures in two days, to go on top of the 12,000 signatures we've collected since the campaign was launched.

The Tax Justice petition requests parliament to 1) Remove GST from food; and 2) Tax financial speculation. These two demands address the fundamental injustice in New Zealand's tax system. Food, a necessity of life, is taxed, while financial speculation, which is hugely damaging to the economy and the lives of grassroots people, goes untaxed.


Contact me straight away if you can help collect signatures in your area on Friday 1st October and Saturday 2nd October. Email Vaughan, or ph/txt 021-0415 082.

Or just take it upon yourself to print off copies of the petition and get your friends, family and workmates to sign. To download the Tax Justice petition click here.

If you do collect signatures on 1-2 October, please email or txt me your tally by Sunday 3 October, so that your efforts can be added to the national total that will be presented to the media.

Your assistance will help keep the twin demands of the Tax Justice campaign in the public eye. The more signatures we get the more attention the media will have to give the campaign and our demands.

Political opportunities will likely flow from increased media exposure and the growing army of signatories and active supporters. Those opportunities could be converted by left forces into broad and popular opposition to the attacks on grassroots people being made by John Key's National government.

For more information on the Tax Justice campaign go to

Join the campaign on Facebook, go!/pages/No-GST-on-food/119541161411953?ref=ts 2,461 people already have.

We value any feedback on the campaign and where it's going. Contact us if you have some ideas.

In solidarity,

Vaughan Gunson
Tax Justice campaign coordinator
021-0415 082

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