We know that in the days leading up to Budget 2020, Ministers are making final decisions about the infrastructure projects that our government will invest in to boost our economic recovery from COVID-19.
It’s up to us to make sure a just & sustainable recovery is at the front of their minds as they decide.
Tell Hon Grant Robertson, Hon Phil Twyford, and Hon Shane Jones to put people and the environment at the centre of infrastructure projects, and invest in future generations by steering NZ towards a more equitable, low-carbon future.
Any investment in infrastructure projects needs to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis, use this opportunity to transform Aotearoa and create a just, sustainable future for people and the planet.
Tap or click to tweet one of these sample posts – or write your own! Remember to use #JustRecovery and #UniteBehindClimate.
Infrastructure spending will set NZ’s course for decades. Let’s invest in future generations by steering NZ towards a more equitable, low-carbon future #JustRecovery #UniteBehindClimate @grantrobertson1 @PhilTwyford @shanejonesmp
Our people & environment must be at the centre of infrastructure plans- create & transition workers into green jobs, & build infrastructure to adapt to the climate crisis #JustRecovery #UniteBehindClimate
@grantrobertson1 @PhilTwyford @shanejonesmp
Don’t have Twitter?
Send our Ministers a personal email!
Here are some suggestions for what your email could include. We encourage you to take some time to add your own thoughts – messages that explain why the issue matters personally to you are often the most impactful.
I am writing to you to call on you to ensure that all infrastructure projects that receive funding in the upcoming budget align with 350 Aotearoa’s Principles for a Just Recovery. As we move towards economic recovery, government stimulus should be focused on creating a more resilient, sustainable future for all New Zealanders.
It is vital that the government’s response to COVID-19 and investment in rebuilding our economy aligns with our commitment to mitigate climate change and transform Aotearoa to a more just, low-carbon society. Please use this opportuning to build Aotearoa back better, and ensure that all infrastructure funding is accessible, sustainable, and align with these principles.
Put people’s health and human rights first, no exceptions.
Honour Te Tiriti through partnership with Māori in all decision-making.
Take action to stop climate change and build a just and sustainable future for all.
Support workers and communities and create secure jobs and liveable incomes for all.
Build a resilient economy centred on wellbeing for all people, where everyone contributes their fair share of tax to build the society we want.
Ensure transparency and allow for democratic scrutiny in all decision-making.
The response to COVID-19 will set the legacy for this government in the lead up to the election. Now is the opportunity to demonstrate to voters that you are listening to our calls for equity, resilience, and a sustainable future for all.
Already emailed our Ministers?
Give them a direct call!
Office of Grant Robertson – 04 817 8703
Office of Phil Twyford – 04 817 8704
Office of Shane Jones – 04 817 8719