The Vote with Both Eyes Open posters had a star turn yesterday when Annette King presented them as evidence that activism is alive and well in New Zealand despite attacks from National that the Electoral Finance Act is scaring people off. Bill English didn’t look at all comfortable as King read from the poster about him, listing his actions as a minister in the 1990s.
Gerry Brownlee rose to ask how the posters King had could be in such good nick if they had been removed from lamp-posts. Well, the answer is obvious, Gerry. You can download them from Vote with Both Eyes Open, or from The Standard’s Campaign Hub where you can find materials authorised by a number of different people. Looking at our stats package, I can see that these posters and materials have been downloaded hundreds of times, presumably to be printed out in substantial batches all around the country. I’ve seen many Both Eyes Open posters around Wellington and I know thousands of leaflets from the Hub have been distributed.
But this is just the beginning, we need to get tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of leaflets and posters out there before election day. We need more authorised designs sent in for posting on the Hub to be printed off. Bill English says it can’t be done because of the EFA. Show him how wrong he is.