Tuesday, 4 September 2007

15th September 2007 - Campaign in Rodney

Hi All,

Arna Mountain has weaved some magic and is now setting the pace and it's all happening again on Sat 15th Sept. Here's her report from Rodney's Campaign

On Saturday 1 September from 9-12.00 noon a group of about 30 supporters from Unity for Liberty and Voice Rodney went out on the streets in Orewa, Whangaparaoa, Silverdale and Warkworth. With their placards and enthusiasm they asked people to sign petitions pushing for the two referendums. The group split and went to 4 different locations. Sports playing fields in Stanmore Bay,and outside The Plaza, Silverdale, and the Orewa shopping centre. There was also a group in the Warkworth Shopping area.

Although a little disappointed that so few people turned up we were very encouraged that 1174 signatures were collected in 3 hours.
People stopped their cars when they saw the placards and hopped out to sign the petitions. At times we had a number of people wanting to sign at the same time and they would wait till one the clip boards were free. Some shop assistants came over from the local supermarket to see what we were doing during their breaks. It was obviously a topic of conversation.

I think we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg of discontent. There are 1000's out there who want to sign these petitions. They no longer want the government to intrude into their family life. They have gone too far!

We were fortunate that two reporters from local papers stopped and wanted photos and details of what we were doing.

I encourage others to start campaigns in their areas. It may seem formidable but 83% of the nation will be behind this and will support you, as many of us are finding out.

We are having another campaign in Rodney on Sat 15 September 9-12 noon. Please join us this time and make a difference. It is not hard to get signatures. Meet again at 8:40am at Gateway Church Carpark, Red Beach Rd.

Arna Mountain

email rodney@unityforliberty.net.nz

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