From this week you’ll be receiving voting papers in the mail with a booklet full of 150-word blurbs by people you’ve probably never heard of. How to make sense of it all? Well, plenty of organisations have been compiling their political naughty-or-nice lists, and because I’m a total nerd I’ve put them all together into one beautiful endorsement extravaganza!
Get out and vote, people.
This list is also at Boots Theory and will be updated there as other endorsements come out …
These candidates have pledged to stand up for good jobs, strong communities and a clean environment.
The Living Wage Movement is calling on council candidates around the country to support a Living Wage for directly employed workers and for contracted workers delivering services on a regular and ongoing basis.
Generation Zero has put together comprehensive scorecards on a range of environmental issues and collated them on a nice little website.
By far the most comprehensive list! Key campaigns are also being run in:
As part of their ongoing War for Auckland, The Spinoff have created an endorsement tool – click here!
Wellingtonista’s local body survey is legendary. This year they’ve had just three responses – from Diane Calvert, Justin Lester and Troy Mihaka – based on a strategy of “we’re volunteers, we aren’t working ourselves to death to help you lot get good PR.” But they make for great reading, so check them out.
Let me know in the comments if there are any other good endorsement sets out there! Yes, that means the rightwing ones too – Family First’s central government scorecards are always good for telling you who’s worth voting for, if not in the way they intend.