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(Your name) 

(Your address)


(Name of MP/ candidate)


Tena koe (name of MP)

Tick for Kids – it takes a child to raise a country!

As we head towards General Election 2014 and a new parliament, I urge you to make policies for children and families a priority. It takes a child to raise a country, and for that reason I am supporting Tick for Kids. 

I will be voting for the candidate and party I consider will do the best for children and families. 

Central government has a vital role to play in supporting families and communities to provide what children need. Through law and policies that focus on children, New Zealand can address the urgent issues facing them, and achieve measurable improvements in child health and wellbeing. Upholding children’s rights to health, education, protection and participation is central to this. Please play your part. 

To assist me with my decision about who to vote for, I would appreciate receiving information from you about three key issues:

  1. What will you do to ensure that parents are well supported and all babies get the best start in life so they can reach their potential?
  2. Will you support a comprehensive plan to address child poverty, including targets and measures? 
  3. What will you do to ensure healthy, affordable and accessible housing? Do you support the Warrant Of Fitness for housing in both state and private rentals?

I look forward to receiving information about your commitment to action for children and the issues identified above. I also encourage you to work within your political party to advance the human rights and interests of children at every opportunity.

Yours sincerely

(Your name)



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