Defend local democracy
Power over local democracy should rest with the people who pay the rates, not the people who spend it.
But Labour is planning to abolish your right to overturn a council’s decision to establish a Māori ward - it’s taking away your right to vote just because it doesn’t like your choices.
ACT believes our electoral system should be based on our common interests and all New Zealanders should be treated equally before the law.
Labour’s plan takes us down a divisive path.
Rather than abolishing the right to hold referendums, ACT believes voters’ rights should be expanded to allow for referendums on any scheme councils propose.
Defend your right to be heard and sign our petition opposing Labour’s plan.