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The tweets are alive….

Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, September 19th, 2014 - 5 comments
Categories: child welfare, climate change, election 2014, equality, feminism, greens, labour, public transport, sustainability, telecommunications, workers' rights - Tags:

… with pre-election day fervour.

It’s an election that’s going down to the wire.  The energy is there for the left to keep talking to people, and to encourage as many as possible to get out and vote.

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Some are voting today because it’s the anniversary of the day women in NZ first got the vote.

2014 marks 121 years of women’s suffrage. In 1893, New Zealand became the first nation in the world to grant women the right to vote.

Suffrage Day (September 19) is a significant day in New Zealand’s history. Suffrage Day provides an opportunity for individuals and organisations to celebrate New Zealand’s suffrage achievements and look for ways to make further progress to benefit women.

This is how the successful suffrage vote was reported back then.: “Woman Suffrage Passed

Back in 1893, the telegraph was the technology of the day for fast communications. At the end of the 20th century, the 19th century use of the telegraph was called the Victorian Internet.

The day before the original Suffrage Day, this news was reported having been received by telegraph:

WOMAN SUFFRAGE – FATE OF THE ELECTORAL BILL NOT YET ASSENTED TO:

[By Telegraph – Special Correspondent] –

So, 121 years on, here are some recent tweets via the 21st century internet:

Find out where you can vote.

https://twitter.com/janlogie/status/512701546836922368/

He’s referring to this tweet:

This is the note:

Thanks Metiria and Russel

 

https://twitter.com/danylmc/status/512699880670642176

Let’s not forget that other poll:

https://twitter.com/samuelfscott/status/512699914136989696

The Greens press release linked from the above tweet: Greens pledge to clean up govt.

Internet Mana press release: Party Vote Our Weapon in Fight Against Government Corruption.

https://twitter.com/gtiso/status/510670787947155457/

 

https://twitter.com/shirleykay11/status/512716794763563010

The link in the above Metiria tweet.

And Cunliffe is out and about in Auckland:

https://twitter.com/DavidCunliffeMP/status/512728575456202752

On Stuff: Key cuts short Rotorua mall visit when confronted by Mana, pro-Annette Sykes protests.

https://twitter.com/DavidCunliffeMP/status/512747391166857216

https://twitter.com/DavidCunliffeMP/status/512812232531386368/

https://twitter.com/DavidCunliffeMP/status/512841351474319361

https://twitter.com/DavidCunliffeMP/status/512849051205644289

https://twitter.com/five15design/status/512744197565067265/

I’ll continue to add some tweets throughout the day.

5 comments on “The tweets are alive…. ”

  1. mickysavage 1

    Thanks Karol.

    My youngest daughter decided to cast her first ever vote today to commemorate women’s suffrage in New Zealand. I hope many others do as well.

  2. Disturbed 2

    Hi Weka, & The standard,

    Can anyone please place a tweet for me as we are out of tweet range in the Gisborne hills.

    “As an elder to our young voters yet to vote, please vote for your future, as we need your votes to bring in a kinder gentler caring Government to work with all young & old people. Be a hero for NZ.”

  3. Tracey 3

    those tweets from metiria only make me prouder to have voted Green.

    IF you realy want politics cleaned up, and the environment, party vote Green

    If you want to get screwed while you sleep vote

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    Bring a purge to a school and hospital and family near you

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